Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 12th May 2013 23:38 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Last week our HTC One vs Samsung Galaxy S4 head-to-head concluded that Samsung no longer makes the best Android phone. But after developments this week, I wonder whether Google wants Samsung to continue making Android phones at all." Yup.
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RE[2]: Don't be sorry for Google ...
by grat on Tue 14th May 2013 15:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Don't be sorry for Google ..."
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When I bought my S3, I looked at the Motorola Atrix HD, the HTC One X, and the Sony Experia Ion. Locked bootloaders, lack of SD card support, and old versions of Android pretty much killed everything but the S3 for me.

I'm on AT&T-- I know that they'll stop updating phones long before the phone is unusable (or before the 2 year contract is up), so being able to update my phone myself is a requirement. Being able to put an SD card in means I can back up my entire phone easily. Being able to swap out the battery-- well, that just means if I have to hard reset my phone, it's easier.

The Experia looked nice, but it shipped with Gingerbread. Apparently, Android 4.1 for the Ion has leaked... TODAY.

The reason Samsung has such a strong position in the Android market, is because their competitors have never taken Android seriously (except HTC), and the flagship HTC phone last year was not what most Android users wanted.

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