Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Apr 2013 17:30 UTC
Google "The first Google-influenced Motorola phones will start to appear in the second half of 2013, Wicks said, and if you like smaller form-factor devices or stock Android, you're going to be excited." This is exactly what the market needs, to be honest. Stock Android phones straight from Google that aren't Nexus devices. Nexus devices are nice, but are available in a limited set of countries only, and the Nexus 4 is continuously out of stock. Hopefully Motorola will do a better job on the availability front.
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difference?
by project_2501 on Tue 16th Apr 2013 20:20 UTC
project_2501
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2006-03-20

So what's going to be the difference between "stock android" and "nexus"?

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RE: difference?
by chandler on Tue 16th Apr 2013 23:20 in reply to "difference?"
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2006-08-29

"Stock Android" means "you still have to wait six months to a year for version updates, and you may never get updates that can technically run on your hardware". "Nexus" means "you get updates right away, but since we don't have a beta process, you're the beta tester".

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RE[2]: difference?
by WorknMan on Wed 17th Apr 2013 06:53 in reply to "RE: difference?"
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2005-11-13

"Stock Android" means "you still have to wait six months to a year for version updates, and you may never get updates that can technically run on your hardware". "Nexus" means "you get updates right away, but since we don't have a beta process, you're the beta tester".


LOL, we saw how well stock Android worked out on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. To be fair though, at least you could manually install all of the updates that came out for the real Nexus devices.

If these Motorola phones aren't officially supported by Google with OTA updates (or at least a source code dump), they're not really going to be any better than the fake Android phones with vendor bloatware, esp if the bootloader is locked.

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