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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Upgrades!
by IndigoJo on Tue 5th Feb 2013 11:13 UTC
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One reason people prefer vanilla Android over Samsung's (or any other manufacturer's) version is that you can get upgrades easily. I had a Samsung Galaxy S and Samsung refused to upgrade that to ICS, let alone Jelly Bean, because its additions *and* the new OS would take up too much memory to be viable. Yet, JB on its own (Cyanogen Mod 10) worked a treat and was much smoother and more responsive than Gingerbread (possibly because apps were coming out that were optimised for the new OS). Let's see how long Samsung keeps supplying OS upgrades for the GS2 or GS3, or do they just want us to get new phones every couple of years?

(I posted a longer response at http://www.blogistan.co.uk/blog/mt.php/2013/02/05/google-versus-sam... .)

Edited 2013-02-05 11:14 UTC

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