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April 24th, 2012, 12:29 PM
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So, I'm reading about the Google Store selling a GNex on AC and saw this comment:
They are treated exactly like an HTC EVO or a EPIC Touch 4G.
Updates go through the carrier and have to be tested, approved and released by the carrier.
hey are branded with the carrier names and even have carrier apps on them.
They contain closed source radio files and ROMs cannot be built from AOSP, so not open source. The only difference is instead of Sense or Touchwiz they use Holo. Which is the same as Sprint using Sprint ID instead of Sense basically, it's just a different skin. Updates happen no more quickly on them as was proven by the Nexus S 4G vs some of the newest HTC phones.
I didn't realize that about the Verizon GNex. That's totally blasphemy!!!! This makes the GNex no different than the original Droid!
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