Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Jan 2013 12:27 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Daniel 'Codeworkx' Hillenbrand on why he's not going to work on cm10 for the Galaxy SIII anymore: "Before the release of the Samsung Galaxy S II we were promised support and devices. We received the S2 and the whole community was praising Samsung. To me, that was nothing but a good PR stunt, because there has not been even the slightest bit of support ever since. Actually Samsung vehemently refuses to hand out any information or even a single line of code to us. Our contact at Samsung seems to be willing to support us, but gets blocked by his superiors." His advice to prospective Android buyers is clear. "All manufacturers have an equally bad update policy, so if you like a Samsung device, just buy it. If you want to use AOSP or CyanogenMod on the other hand, you should stay away from Exynos devices, because they just don't meet the requirements. Instead I recommend you to buy Nexus or Qualcomm/OMAP devices that haven't been completely botched by the manufacturer."
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by butters on Tue 8th Jan 2013 15:23 UTC
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TI pulled the plug on OMAP, and while NVIDIA still has game in the tablet segment, Qualcomm also plays well there while kinda pulling away in the phone segment. So we have Apple A-Series with PowerVR, Samsung Exynos with Mali, Qualcomm Snapdragon with Adreno, and NVIDIA Tegra with not-really-GeForce (mostly for tablets).

So AOSP should run up on stage and give Qualcomm a great big bear-hug like Microsoft did at CES last night? I imagine that keynote was quite painful for Intel to watch. Bit concerning for NVIDIA as well.

My GS3 has a Snapdragon. Had to bypass the stupid Verizon bootloader lock, but otherwise CM10 is working pretty darn well for me.

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