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Android is a Open System. That's something that's between the manufacturers and carriers. When you get a Nexus device, you get absolutely no bloatware on the phone, no carrier pre-installed (although VZW Nexus has the VZW app) but if you were to buy a Nexus off contract (GSM version) it comes with no bloat.

Although some gapps are bloat; such as Google Earth, etc etc.... I don't need that stuff smile.gif Nexus devices are the true Android experience in my opinion.
True, but non-contract devices cost more than laptops! I'm too cheap to spend $500+ on a phone tongue.gif
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I haven't even got JB on my S3 yet... I don't even want to start thinking about the next update already!
Jelly Bean is starting to roll out for S3 devices. It will start rolling out internationally then to the states.

@wizardskill: Nexus devices are actually not that bad. $349 for a Galaxy Nexus (GSM) https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=galaxy_nexus_hspa&feature=device-featured#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDIwMiwibnVsbC1mZWF0dXJlZF9kZXZpY2VzX1VTX18xX3Byb21vXzEzNDkyNjE2OTA5NDAiXQ.. 4G compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile.

And if you read my other thread. The LG Optimus G Nexus is rumored to start at $299 (possibly but you will get 8GB internal memory + no microSD which isnt very good)
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New Project Roadrunner i like.
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@wizardskill: Nexus devices are actually not that bad. $349 for a Galaxy Nexus (GSM) https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=galaxy_nexus_hspa&feature=device-featured#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDIwMiwibnVsbC1mZWF0dXJlZF9kZXZpY2VzX1VTX18xX3Byb21vXzEzNDkyNjE2OTA5NDAiXQ.. 4G compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile.

And if you read my other thread. The LG Optimus G Nexus is rumored to start at $299 (possibly but you will get 8GB internal memory + no microSD which isnt very good)
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Okay, I know what I want to get on black friday/christmas!
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Man, what the heck is Google thinking releasing a newer version of Android every ~3 months?
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Man, what the heck is Google thinking releasing a newer version of Android every ~3 months?

Android has to keep advancing, even if manufacturers are lagging behind with updates. It's a problem, but there's not much that can be done.
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Android has to keep advancing, even if manufacturers are lagging behind with updates. It's a problem, but there's not much that can be done.
It's a problem because manufacturers want to distinguish themselves from their competitors and make custom skins such as TouchWiz, Motoblur, etc rather than stick with stock Android.
And as far as Android updating consistently, I don't know why people complain about this. It isn't a problem, if anything it is GOOD when something always gets updated.

If you flash custom ROMs and/or use Nexus devices, updates are never a problem. The best way to get the updates asap is to get a GSM Nexus device.
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Android has to keep advancing, even if manufacturers are lagging behind with updates. It's a problem, but there's not much that can be done.

There is something that can be done, its called rooting your device. Almost every device out there can be rooted and have a custom ROM which is, at times, better than the manufactures original/released ROM.
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From those comments people say the source the info came from can be unreliable, not that its completely fake. Lets hope this is true, a little extra battery life would benefit all of us Android users.

Well Project Butter was a huge success, lets hope Roadrunner is the same. My Nexus could use a little more battery life...
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Noooooo, please don't let this be a hoax, sad-smiley-002.gif
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