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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Don't buy devices to root them later
by moondevil on Tue 8th Jan 2013 16:04 UTC
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If you are not happy with a specific device don't give money to the manufacturer and afterwards root it with another OS.

By not buying it you are giving a signal that the product as it is currently offered does not fit you as possible customer. Now if you give them money then the message is completely different.

I never root devices, rather use them as they were designed for. No use giving OEMs money for doing something else with the device.

In what concerns Android, if having a pure Android experiences is valuable to you, then buy only Nexus devices. This will send a clear message to OEMs that insist into changing the underlying OS.

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