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Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy Nexus' started by tadow213m, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. tadow213m

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    To me, the "Google experience" is about my freedom to do as I please with my phone without interference from the carrier or manufacturer. It's also about the likelihood that I'll get timely updates and robust support from the dev community. So if:
    • The phone lacks a skin
    • The phone has an unlocked/unlockable bootloader
    • I have the ability to remove or disable carrier-added apps
    • The carrier has not disabled hardware or software capabilities
    then I feel like I'm getting the Google experience.

    As for Google Wallet, my understanding is that it's not a part of AOSP - it's a Google add-on. I'm willing to let its absence on the Nexus slide so long as Verizon allows the user to install it from the market and use it.
     
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    I agree for the most part. CDMA is a nightmare and I would much rather prefer that Verizon was GMS as well.

    As far as a pure Google handset, this is as close as we're going to get on Verizon and that's fine with me. This device will give me all the tools I need to get me through the next two years.