Is Verizon ever going to getm a pure Google phone?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Nick177th, May 10, 2011.

  1. Nick177th

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    I'm still rocking my rooted Droid 1. Love it to death but, I think it's reaching the limits of what it can do. I will not buy a phone with mfgr's UI on it. No blur, no touch wiz and know Sense. I want a Nexus S in the worst way. Locked into Big red for about another 18 months. Is Verizon even thinking about a pure google phone or am I stuck like chuck?
     
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    No idea, but people are saying the droid 3 will be blurless. I'd rather have a nexus device on vzw myself. I'm tempted to change carriers because I want a nexus device, but vzw is by far the best carrier in my area.
     
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    That's really too vague a question to answer for any carrier and/or device. I doubt even Verizon could guarantee an answer one way or another. Nothing's guaranteed until a carrier officially announces a device. Your best bet is to look at their track history. Droid was probably the closest you could get.
     
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    I too am done with bloatware and carrier crap. It's good to hear that Android 4.0 uniform and available on all devices. But, I too am tempted to get a Nexus phone just to protest the crap that's out there. My next phone will be a pure Google Phone and if that means I have to switch carriers, I will.

    Edit - Removed false statement about Android 4.0 not being open sourced. Brain fart, mixed that up with Gingerbread.
     
  5. ilikemoneygreen

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    Did i miss something? Can you supply a source link on the, "Android 4.0 will not be open source and uniform." I want to read up on that, i cant seem to find anything about that.
     
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    Vzw probably will not get a nexus device until they can control the use of unauthorized tethering, particularly those being data hogs.
     
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    I could have sworn I read an article yesterday about 4.0 not being open sourced but I must have had a brain fart while reading something about gingerbread's source not being released for awhile because google doesn't want it on phones.

    Thanks for the call on that.
     
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    I guess we should be happy, right? I mean, it increases the quality of the network for everyone in a way... :/