+Flip beatzz & +Dion Samuel - the stronghold the Telcos have over the OEMs in this country is baffling. I honestly wish +Google would launch its own satellite constellation and become a service provider (assuming Congress would allow it).
That said, I'll remain with #VZW for the foreseeable future because here in Washington, DC their network is top notch. But, I'll absolutely be picking up a couple of +SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 2 s in Feb 13 when my discounted-renewal option kicks in.
I can care less about the carriers support...I root all my phones, forget waiting for updates from the carriers... just want that new snapdragon processor & push it beyond its limits...Too bad its only exclusive to Verizon...HTC usually have topnotch hardware...I am planning to hop on that GNote2 also...
+SYB King - I hear ya, Brah. And it really does come down to user preferences. The pure +Google Nexus Line phones aren't the best for me, given the +SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 2 has microSD, Stylus, 4G LTE, and removable battery support.
I know the team over at +CyanogenMod are straight up BadAzzes & will come up with something hot, but I honestly want some of what +Samsung USA is offering . . . Timely, and Responsive.
I won't purchase another +HTC phone after using the +Verizon Wireless HTC Thunderbolt either. Worst phone ever. Switched to Galaxy Nexus and love it. Note looks better than this. I don't trust HTC any more.
+Shawn Medeiros Agree that the ThunderBolt was a burner. But the One X and One S (and presumably the One V - I never used it for any great length) are definitely leaps and bounds above the 'Bolt. I'm gonna try an 8X soon, too.
+Dion Samuel in what way? The note may have a higher clock speed but this phone has the highest ppi on any screen and has a s4 pro, which is a amazing processor. If it was unlocked and unbranded it would be my next phone.
Anyone complaining about carriers not providing updates or about Sense are really missing out on the benefits of Android. I will have a DNA, and it will be rooted and running CyanogenMod by the end of November.
+Dion Samuel I can't wait to see the comparison of the benchmarks when it comes out...but more importantly the battery life of this DNA, since it's the 1st snapdragon quadcore in the U.S... how big is the battery on this device? I didn't check yet...
+Phil Nickinson I'm having trouble choosing from the HTC DNA or Nexus 4! Do you think if I get the DNA and root and flash stick android will I have the same experience as if I would to pick up a Nexus 4 which more likely I would be flashing aokp on the Nexus 4?
+Hector Bribiesca oh yeah your right... I forgot about those 2 phones... it slipped my mind because I had no intentions of buying LG just yet...but excited to see them coming out with awesome phones finally.