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]: Warning: Stock != AOSP
by Fergy on Sat 1st Jun 2013 16:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Warning: Stock != AOSP"
Fergy
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2006-04-10

Stock == what ships on the phone.
Vanilla == AOSP

There's no such thing as "stock Android". The "stock" ROM is just what ships on the phone from the OEM.

There's "vanilla Android" or "plain Android" or AOSP.

Maybe it's semantics. But I've never understood how people can say "stock Android".

Stock means default in this situation. Default in this situation means without special extra's from OEMs. Android is vanilla/plain Android. The thing OEMs put on phones are Android+extra's.

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