Nexus of today the Nexus of yesteryear?

Discussion in 'Motorola Nexus 6' started by pc747, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. pc747

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    Kellen on Droid-life posted an article in which is inspiring the thread (I Didn't Buy a Nexus to Flash All the Things Droid Life and I have to ask do we still see the Nexus as the phone for tinkers and does Google still see it that way? If you were to poll people about why they are buying a nexus does rooting hit the top of the list?

    I know for me rooting, unlocking the bootloader, and flashing factory images are a factor but not the main reason. For me I like the look and feel of stock android and feel that it have really improved over the years since Doughnut and Eclair. I have also passed on a few nexus devices, like the nexus 4, for a Samsung product because it was a better device. I do feel like we want a great product that performs high end with the ability to tinker being the cherry on top.

    Those buying a nexus what are the make or break decisions that have you put it as the device of choice and where does rooting and unlocking the bootloader fit in the picture?
     
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    I have had to tinker with all my phones since my first Droid X, having the Nexus 5 has been an awesome experience because I could leave it alone and just use it.

    The only time I finally tinkered with it in the last year was a few weeks ago when I flashed the 5.0 preview build, which lasted about a couple days and I reverted back to stock and locked up the bootloader.

    For me the fact that you can tinker is last on the list, I would prefer the base experience to be what I am used to with the Nexus 5 and go from there.
     
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    If I were buy a nexus now, the one important reason for the purchase would be to finally not have to mess with it. It's become almost possessive to browse through threads to find the right ROM, when it use to be for fun. Anymore, it's gotten to where stock AOSP is completely satisfactory. I'd spend less time trying to get the phone right and more time enjoying it.

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