Originally Posted by mikedt
Many of the little known cheapo brands in China, usually operating out of Shenzhen, can be like that sure. That's why I usually don't recommend that people buy them, and we do have a forum sticky about it. However there are exceptions, namely Lenovo, Huawei, ZTE, Meizu and Coolpad.
The Meizu MX and MX2 are certainly not running stock Android... flyme.cn ...and Meizu do support their products. My Lenovo is not really stock Android either and is very well supported. Lenovo even operates its own app store.
Samsung doesn't always support and update products, like with country restrictions or whatever. I know that from experience.
I may have been misinterpreted. I forgot that Lenovo, Acer and HTC were Chinese. But anyway, the other brands like Huawei and ZTE aren't really well known outside China. I was referring to the cheaper brands. But then, i don't see those brands like Meizu sporting innovations like multi-window and stuff. Plus, they have to price aggressively otherwise they won't make it in the market. I know for sure that apple is severely over priced, and to some extent HTC and Samsung, but not to the same level, especially since they offer services that other cheaper manufacturers don't. Samsung Dive is an example.