Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Jan 2011 23:19 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless You may not have noticed it, but in the past six months, we've been experiencing a true massacre. Not one written in blood, but one written in microchips and touchscreen displays. The scene of the crime? The United States. The perpetrator? Google's Android. The victims? Everybody else.
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RE: iPhone on Verizon
by cmost on Tue 4th Jan 2011 03:43 UTC in reply to "iPhone on Verizon"
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If iPhone comes to Verizon, I would seriously consider jumping ship from Android, depending on what features they put into Honeycomb (Android 3.0).

The reasons for this are as follows:

- I'm tired of the crapware that carriers are shoving into OTA stock ROMs, and the OEMs who are putting custom 'trinkets' on top that I don't want. And to get a custom ROM with just vanilla Android and WITHOUT all the crap, you have to wait for your device to get rooted, and then wade through a bunch of half-finished custom ROMs, where random features (such as wifi and GPS) don't work. I know a lot of people get off on this kind of thing and that's fine, but it's just not how I'd like to spend my free time. (Of course, the quality of custom ROMs probably depends on which phone you have, which is a problem in itself...

I really don't know what you're complaining about. Don't buy an Android phone from one of the carriers. I purchased the original Nexus One, which is a powerful HTC Android phone in its own right (still is) and it pretty much meets your requirements. My Nexus One is unlocked which means I am able to take it to the carrier of my choice. It also shipped with a "vanilla" Android 2.2 installation that is almost immediately updated by Google whenever updates to Android OS are available. No wait; no hacked ROMs (unless I want one,) no fuss, no muss. Your other reasons for choosing Apple's iPhone over the more open Android seem flimsy. You can't play a game in arcade mode? Really? That's reason enough to spend hundreds of dollars on a phone that Apple will tightly control? Apple is a phenomenon driven by a popularity contest. iPhone is over hyped. Android is much younger and it has a lot of room for improvement. It will get better and better with each new version. Hang in there. In future, I recommend you choose a Google phone, such as the new Nexus S, which ships with the just released Android 2.3 OS, instead of running to your closest carrier and then bellyaching about the crapware the carrier installs. Your new Nexus S will most definitely be on the cutting edge of Android and will be Google's darling for some time to come.

Edited 2011-01-04 03:48 UTC

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