Linked by Alexey Eromenko on Fri 1st Feb 2013 21:52 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Many people think that all Androids are equal and it's a race to the bottom where the cheapest vendor wins. This could not be farther from the truth. For me, it all began half-a-year ago, when I bought the Samsung Galaxy S III and was absolutely stunned by it, then exploring and comparing it with other Androids. Now that Google has fired a shot across the bow with its low pricing for the unlocked Nexus 4, where does that leave Samsung and its flagship handset?
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RE[2]: I'm selling my S3 for a N4
by jabbotts on Tue 5th Feb 2013 18:35 UTC in reply to "RE: I'm selling my S3 for a N4"
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Some apps can provide additional desirable features after you root. Change Hostname if you are frequently on wifi networks (android-jklfadk2qlk3212 sucks as a default hostname). Avast AV can provide better remote control and wipe with root access. Busybox shell environment needs root for full functionality.

There are a number of benefits. One has to decide for themselves if those benefits outweigh the negligable risk.

As for reasons to use CM; if it gets updates more promptly than your vendor-Android distribution fork then it should be a no-brainer. My personal bias towards Nexus devices is specifically because updates come in promptly after Google ships them not when a vendors decides to maybe update there Vendor-Android distro fork.

Granted, I'd drop Android in a heartbeat for a proper general purpose *nix distro.. We'll see how Ubuntu Phone works out though a Debian based firmware i could run against Nexus bare metal ... without a second though.

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