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Android experience device vs skinned android?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Ncage1974, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Ncage1974

    Ncage1974 Well-Known Member
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    Mar 22, 2010
    Guys i currently have a BB Tour and wanting to upgrade to android. I'm trying to decide if it would be best to get a google experience phone like the nexus one or get a skinned android device (Sense/Blur/ect...). The main thing i'm worried about is app compatability and secondary OS upgrades. Does skinning the device make it any less compatible for apps so you might have strange quirks with your phone? Also i would think if you bought a google experience device the OS upgrades would always come faster (or even if the come at all with a skinned device). I would especially think if you bought a google experience device like the nexus one then the upgrades would almost be immediate. I definitely think the companies that skin android (HTC/Motorola/Ect) have definitely made android look better and maybe a bit more functional but i'm concerned about the issues above with the app compatability being ther MOST important. Any help would be appreciated.



  2. gogol

    gogol Well-Known Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    You must pick priority.

    If OS update is the highest priority, then yes, you need to got with Google phone.

    It will get update the first.

    When you buy from HTC, you will WAIT for months ...

    Or, you can always root it and put an update immediately as long as there is dev made it available on custom rom or other mean.
  3. grainysand

    grainysand Well-Known Member

    Feb 4, 2010
    Custom UI doesn't lead to app incompatibility, generally; however, as the guy above me pointed out, it can leave you months behind in OS updates.

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