Is the Droid "Stock Android?"


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  1. PetiePal

    PetiePal Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So "stock" Froyo 2.2 was released this week right after the Droid X announcement...

    Is the Android OS on the original Motorola Droid stock OS? I know that Droid X is going to have Moto/Ninjablur, the Incredible has Sense UI etc. Could you consider the Droid OS "stock" or is only the Nexus One?

    A friend keeps arguing that Droid's isn't since they haven't customized the kernel etc for the specific hardware.
     

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  2. SinfulDragon

    SinfulDragon Well-Known Member

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    its stock, vanilla they call it.

    so punch your friend in the face and tell him to check facts before running his mouth again.
     
  3. takeshi

    takeshi Well-Known Member

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    That's what the marketing term "Google Experience phone" is intended for (stock Android).

    Using your friend's arbitrary definition the N1 isn't stock since it's customized for its hardware. That's not what stock Android means. Android was around well before then N1. :rolleyes:

    Stock versus non-stock refers to the UI. The Droid has none. Consider your friend a dubious source for info in this area.
     
  4. nstallion

    nstallion Well-Known Member

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    Well he's right and he's wrong. It is stock Android, but it obviously needs modifications to work with the Droid's hardware compared to the Nexus One. However, that is like saying you have a custom version of Windows because you have drivers specific to your graphics card.
     
  5. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga VIP Member

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    what everyone else said.


    Your friend is entirely too literal. By his standards the only stock android is the emulator from the SDK
     
  6. PetiePal

    PetiePal Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    That's what I thought, but he's arguing the point lol
     
  7. nstallion

    nstallion Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand what he's getting at. Is he trying to say that this "custom" version of Android is a good or a bad thing?
     
  8. barry99705

    barry99705 Well-Known Member

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    Tell him the only "stock" android is on the G1, since that's the first android phone then. ;)
     

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