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- no, with my mindset people who like to use red cars will use red cars, and people who like black cars with automatic transmission can use those, too. Wasn't saying anything against progress, but sometimes the newest and shiniest isn't always what suits needs the best. And sometimes it comes with bugs (cf all the complains about lag in Android 4.2 on Nexus 7...).
I like my options of having waterproof phones, they may not be Nexus and may not have all the latest updates, but they give me features I want and have come to depend on or even brag about sometimes ;) And you won't find me whining about how Fujitsu doesn't update my phone, because it's a conscious choice I made and I knew full well before buying it that I wouldn't get the Nexus experience on it. In fact I was surprised when they upgraded my old 2.3 phone to ICS, just a week after I bought a new phone! (figures)
And that was my point. The Nexus experience, well-loved by geeks (and by myself too --> poins to Nexus 7), isn't the best all-around experience for everyone, and I quite like my Fujitsu, and my HTC Sense experience too (Sense being a lot more consistent than stock Android, though Stock Android is gradually making its way up there among the best).Jan 4, 2013
- in my experience I can talk about(desire z problems, no ICS) and with the recent problem with Xperia U and Sola JB upgrade: phones with only a few months of life and alredy without upgrades...Jan 4, 2013
- You're basing a phone on it's performance by whether or not it's water proof. I do feel the same way about just getting a new phone though. Even though I support the Nexus Platform I'll always be upgrading to the newest version of them each year.
I was super close to picking up the GS3 when it first came out but couldn't leave the Galaxy Nexus I was using at the time over Touchwiz and the GS3's one button design. Having no physical buttons on a phone is pretty freaking futuristic if you ask me.
Back to the water proof thing; Unless I work on a boat or live in a rain forest I wouldn't care. It's like people who say they won't buy a phone because it's too fragile. Yet, they don't want to buy a case or screen protector. You can complain all you like about a phone not meeting your standards but Software is EVERYTHING. Pure Android experience is unlike anything else. Ask anyone who's up to date with this stuff. No skin right now can go up against pure Android in terms of performance. None, zero.Jan 4, 2013
- My vote is Motorola and Verizon, as I type on my DroidX2 with gingerbread... Promises and then, no not for that one! Just to keep you purchasing new devices.Jan 4, 2013
- but.. it's not waterproof! You don't have a fingerprint reader! Nor mobile TV or Japan's mobile wallet system! (See, your argument is as good as mine, we look for different things in our phones... Stock Google Nexus isn't the be-all-and-end-all, that's all my point was)Jan 4, 2013
- Here's my take on the whole "updates" thing:
I just replaced my Sensation 4G. As I promised, it wasn't with a phone made by you. 6 more months to replace my HTC View 4G tablet... guess what brand I won't be considering? That's about $1,000 in purchases going to one of your competitors.
If Google and Apple can provide updates to even their older devices, and you can't, well, I don't care about WHY you can't, I just care that for about the same amount of money Apple or Google will sell me a device and then support it for it's useful life... and you won't.
They've earned my business, and you haven't. Might want to think about that next time your sales reports come in.
Oh, wait, you already announced that it's poor advertising that has you in a pickle. Good luck with that....
A formerly loyal customerJan 4, 2013