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  1. PatyCake

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    I have a Droid incredible 2 and i have an upgrade in three months. I really want the Galaxy Nexus but im wondering a few things:
    1) What is better, stock ics or sense 4.0?
    2) Should i wait for the next Nexus and possibly Jelly Bean?
    3) Advantages of stock?
     

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    What I would do is head to an AT&T store and play around with the One X and then play around with the Nexus. Name the things you love about Sense and see if the Nexus will carry it or is 3rd party apps can replace those features.
    Sense 4.0 certainly looks slick and the One X seems like a great phone, but the Nexus is the one I would choose.
     
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    1.) That is highly debated and is only based on people's opinions. You should spend time with each and answer that for yourself. That is the only way really.

    2.) I would say no, but that is just me.

    3.) For me i say the advantage is less lag due to no clunky skin or theme laid on top of it.
     
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    1) you have to decide for yourself. i personally prefer stock android over anything. but sense 4 is nice....just some things i find highly unnecessary
    2) again, its up to you. the current nexus will most likely get jelly Bean. its a great phone but if you can wait, go for it...chances are though, that the next nexus Wont be coming to verizon.
    3) Faster updates, faster operation, the system is working how google designed/intended it to work. there is nothing on top of android to slow it down.
     
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    Personally, I prefer Vanilla Android. I don't want any manufacturer forcing a skin/theme on me. That's the beauty of Android....that I can 'skin' my device any way I want. There are 3rd party apps and widgets that can make your phone look any way you want now, why get stuck with a mfg's vision of how your phone should look/feel? I realize you could always skin over their skin, but I feel like that's only going to slow the device down.

    So, I agree with the recommendation that you go and play with a device running the new sense UI, compare it to your D INC 2, and decide what you like about Sense. Then come back here and ask people about comparable 3rd party apps/launchers/widgets that can achieve those ends.
     
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    stock ICS

    you'll be waiting for 6-9 months...

    no skin to slow things down, but most importantly, updates as they are available, not 4-5 months after release.
     
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    I had sense on the original Droid incredible.

    I loved sense, I was very concerned about the lack of sense features, moving to ICS.

    Stock ICS is really very nice though, most of the things I found lacking are in stock ICS now.

    note: I have NOT compared ICS to Sense 4.0

    As other have said the UI is really subjective thing. go play with them.

    To be honest, I don't think the differences are big enough to worry (too much:p) about making a horrible choice. ALL the new UI's seem to be fairly well polished.
     
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    If your upgrade isn't available for 3 months (2 if they let you do it a little early) there may be a few other phones coming out with ICS.
     
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    Thanks all of you for your input. I just learned that i will not be able to upgrade until december :mad:. That kind of pissed me off. But unless the next nexus comes to verizon, i will be getting the best available vzw phone from htc.
     
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    I've had the Nexus and the wife just got the htc rezound. I gotta say I wish I had some features on my device that she has on hers. I'm hoping they update the UI to add additional features but I'm satisfied overall I suppose.
     
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    What exactly are you looking for from HTC? 99% of the HTC features can be had with an app from the market. this way you can cherry pick the features you want without having a complete skin on top potentially slowing you down. THAT is why i Prefer Stock Android.
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Nexus has been out nearly 5 months and hasn't received an official OTA yet (other than the release-day 4.0.2 which I don't count). It's Verizon people, OTAs even on a Nexus will be slow... :cool:
     
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    One of the things for sure is the drop down has features in it like the new Samsung touchwiz has also. It would be nice to have that and be able to customize within it. Some stock widgets as well but that's just nitpicking. I'm a fan of sense. Always have been since my Incredible. And sense on the wife's Rezound is even better. I think they did a good job on it but I like the idea of having a vanilla phone more and as you said adding additional apps to achieve this.
     
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    I went to at&t today and played with the One X, i was drooling over it and hope they bring it/ a variant to Verizon. Especially if the next nexus wont be launching on verizon
     
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    Download morequicklypanel for those type of customizable controls in the drop down notification menu
     
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    Can you provide a link to that widget? I did a search and found nothing matching that name.

    I personally use Widgetsoid which does a great job of adding widgets to the notification drop down menu.
     
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    I think 4.0.4 qualifies... this is GSM of course... I don't consider the vzw Nexus a "real" Nexus, due to VZW interfering with the OTA's among other things (like disabling Google Wallet)...
     
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    1. I don't have a ICS phone (yet), but I prefer Sense.
    2. The real question is: can you wait? If you can't, you know what to do.
    3. See responses by other who have ICS. I can't comment on this.
     
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    I used to have the Droid incredible and I loved that phone. I rooted it and kept upgrading the version of sense I had on it. I stopped at sense 3.0. That being said I now have the Verizon nexus rooted running 4.0.4 and after running the two I really prefer stock android. Anything that I was missing from sense I just found in the market and I don't have all the extra stuff I didn't use anyways. I doubt I will go back to sense as long as Verizon offers a good vanilla phone.
     
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    I use widgetsoid. You can add things to the drop down???? Do explain..

    Nevermind I figured it out. thanks
     
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