Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Aug 2012 11:32 UTC
Google One company's response to the jury verdict in Apple vs. Samsung was still missing: Google's. The company has now responded to The Verge, and there's almost a certain bitterness in their language. Not, as you would expect, directed at Apple; no, the bitterness is directed at Samsung. The message Google is sending to other Android OEMs? Stick to stock Android, and you'll have no problems.
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RE[2]: Comment by FunkyELF
by JAlexoid on Mon 27th Aug 2012 13:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by FunkyELF"
JAlexoid
Member since:
2009-05-19

The reason no-one want to buy them, is that they are total low-end crap.
(HTC and Sony do not have a single vanilla Android device in production at the moment)

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RE[3]: Comment by FunkyELF
by dsmogor on Mon 27th Aug 2012 13:54 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by FunkyELF"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Do you really believe that among thousands of these devices you won't be able to find a single one that has reasonable quality? Of simply you didn't search hard enough. E.g. all of big Chinese consumer electronics producers have impressive Android flagships.
There's a reason they are not easy to find: carriers simply don't want non-differentiated Android.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I think its more than that. Just as the carriers are afraid of being turned into dumb pipes, Manufacturers are afraid of being turned into hardware companies only. They don't think that most consumers are savy enough to just look at a spec sheet. They want to provide some visual differentiator, a description next to the device that says "Social aware" or some such.

Edit:

I should add, I know a regional TMobile Store Manager here in the US. He's convinced that most people *like* touch wiz, sense, blur, ect. He was kind of shocked and defensive when I suggested that they hurt the user experience.

Edited 2012-08-27 19:40 UTC

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