Originally Posted by zuben el genub
If a Linux phone could be dealt with and customized like the computer OS - I think a lot of Linux people would jump. That's still a minority. But if customization was easier than rooting and couldn't brick a phone, probably a lot more would try it.
I think some are really getting annoyed with the "walled garden" approach. You did notice that on ICS you could disable the "crap" apps you didn't want. That means there must have been a lot of complaints, surveys, or whatever for Android to allow that. These people don't really want root, just control over what's on the phone and how it works.
Agreed. The best thing with android is customization, rooted or not. That's what's kept them on top of iOS. Even for people less nerdy (
) than us with root, the temptation of custom roms is till there, especially because of manufacturer updates being so limited. So if ubuntu OS comes with different 'flavors' like in computers then that would be big. As would Firefox, being open source.
Windows are getting better also. It's a bit sad because they invented Pocket PC & now we're talking pocket computers ala smartphone. Good to see them bounce back, we need choices, not limitations