Originally Posted by sKorcheDeArtH
Originally Posted by XNine
The phone I'm currently using actually (Rooted, ROM, SOff, custom camera firmware, custom audio firmware.). Out of the box it isn't great, but it's a beast once you tweak it.
That said I'll be ordering the 10 tomorrow since the Pixel turned out to be such a downer.
Funny thing is that I'm pretty damned sure HTC had the design first so Apple can't do anything. I got a g5 myself, talk about a downer
Ugh, the G5 looked so promising, too. The V20 is amazing, the problem with that phone is that it's insanely large.
What I see as the major flaws from Google regarding the Pixel:
-The name. You already have a fairly trusted brand in Nexus, it's also a fast more marketable name than Pixel.
-No SD Card support. You want to take Apple head on? You give people features that Apple won't.
-Price. For the price there's other phones that smash the Pixel in features. I could care less about an 821 over an 820 so long as other features are met.
-Zero mention of continued developer support with unlockable bootloaders.
This, coupled with Android's fragmentation across not just OEMs but carriers is atrocious. I've been saying it since the Nexus 1.
They need to force OEMs into an update cycle that gives all phones 2 years of security and OS updates within 30 days of release. Disallow carriers from installing bloat, and disallow them from gimping features too.
I wouldn't need to go to the hassle of S-Off and ROMing my phones if that were the case, but when community Devs push out an update faster than an OEM does, there's something wrong.