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]: Stock Android
by Jbso on Fri 31st May 2013 17:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Stock Android"
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I don't really think 1080p is that important personally, just an example of how MS's control can hold back a manufacturer. Most people don't seem to think styli are important, but I like them, so I'm glad Samsung was willing and able to make a good stylus phone.

I wasn't really arguing about what would make WP sell more phones, but about what would make the phone market "better" (subjectively). The small number of stock Android phones is enough for me - there are 3 good ones out there to buy now if that's what I want. I'd like to see OEMs making something new that I can't get direct from Google.

It's like when people argue about removeable batteries, SD cards, how many people value those things? I don't want a removeable battery, but I do want to use SD cards. It's good that I have the choice, just like it's good for battery swappers that they can have what they want even if some OEMs don't think it's important.

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