Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 31st May 2013 10:11 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Google and HTC made a lot of dreams come true this morning when Android head Sundar Pichai announced a version of the HTC One with stock Android at the D11 conference. Google's Hugo Barra happened to have a stock One in his pocket, and he gave me a quick look." This is awesome. So incredibly awesome. This is the way to go for Google to ensure the most popular Android devices can be obtained with stock Android for those of us that want it. It's also great for custom ROM makers - although it might be that crucial driver code is still closed and unusable for custom ROMs. Also, good guy HTC: they might make a downloadable AOSP ROM available for people who bought the HTC One with Sense.
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RE[2]: This almost gets it right...
by tidux on Fri 31st May 2013 14:55 UTC in reply to "RE: This almost gets it right..."
tidux
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2011-08-13

That's why Google should make "fastboot oem unlock"-able bootloaders and 100% driver source availability and GPLv2 compatibility preconditions for having the Play Store on your phone. Make them play nicely or give up the app availability.

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