Linked by Alexey Eromenko on Fri 1st Feb 2013 21:52 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Many people think that all Androids are equal and it's a race to the bottom where the cheapest vendor wins. This could not be farther from the truth. For me, it all began half-a-year ago, when I bought the Samsung Galaxy S III and was absolutely stunned by it, then exploring and comparing it with other Androids. Now that Google has fired a shot across the bow with its low pricing for the unlocked Nexus 4, where does that leave Samsung and its flagship handset?
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RE[2]: I'm selling my S3 for a N4
by WereCatf on Tue 5th Feb 2013 08:34 UTC in reply to "RE: I'm selling my S3 for a N4"
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Ok, as an new Android user here's what I don't get: why should I use CM?

Well, CM generally gets rid of the carrier-applied crap and the crap the manufacturer has added. In case of Samsung's TouchWiz getting rid of that is already enough of a reason to go for CM. Aside from that, well, the answer depends. CM is often faster and more stable than official ROMs and gets security-updates faster.

Heck, I can't find a reason to even root my device.

You obviously don't do anything with it that'd require rooting, then. And if you don't do anything like that then why do you care? It's not like you're expected to root your device even if you have no use for that.

I, personally, use several apps that require rooting, and originally my phone came with Gingerbread -- it was buggy, slow and outdated -- so I rooted my phone and installed a leaked ICS ROM on it to get better battery-life, speed and stability. That's a useful use of the root - capabilities. On the other hand, if I didn't have any apps that require root or didn't need the ability to use custom ROMs then I wouldn't bother rooting, either.

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