Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Dec 2012 00:23 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "What are the chances that we'll see something with the finesse of the One X with stock software down the road? 'The Nexus devices are Google’s lineup,' explains Kodera, 'but in general, we're very proud of HTC Sense, and we'd like to continue shipping it on every device.' Not exactly encouraging." Big letdown. Not unexpected, but a letdown still. I will never again buy a non-Nexus device.
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RE: Non-Nexus Devices
by fretinator on Thu 13th Dec 2012 17:29 UTC in reply to "Non-Nexus Devices"
fretinator
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2005-07-06

I also have the One V, and detest Sense. I've looked at the custom ROM solutions, but noted what you report - the flakiness. It is a shame. I believe this is the #1 problem with Android - the custom UI's that OEMs feel they must put on Android. I have even tried Go Launcher EX, a replacement Home app. It still uses too much ram. This is a great phone, but is somewhat crippled with the 512MB of RAM. However, I also love the $35 plan, so I live with it. I'm hoping "Santa" brings me the Galaxy SII for Virgin Mobile. Even though it has a custom UI added, it has enough RAM to handle it.

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RE[2]: Non-Nexus Devices
by phoenix on Thu 13th Dec 2012 22:52 in reply to "RE: Non-Nexus Devices"
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2005-07-11

Have a look at Zeam Launcher. No frills, and doesn't use a lot of RAM. Using it on my Xperia Pro, which also only has 512 MB of RAM (only 384 MB available for apps), with great success.

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RE[3]: Non-Nexus Devices
by fretinator on Fri 14th Dec 2012 15:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Non-Nexus Devices"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

Thanks, I'll give it a try!

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