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DAB

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Semi, what Android device you running? My GN3 came with 4.3, though there was a minor update to 4.3 that I got, not sure what that was about. Still learning this Android stuff.
 

semipenguin

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Semi, what Android device you running? My GN3 came with 4.3, though there was a minor update to 4.3 that I got, not sure what that was about. Still learning this Android stuff.
I have a Galaxy S3 :)

It seems to be running good, except it keeps saying my moon landing pic is finished downloading :(
 

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Unfortunately with android, we're at the mercy of the phone companies to give us the updates for our phones. They load so much of their crap-ware, and they would rather make you buy a new phone than give you more than one (2 if you're lucky) updates.
 

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Unfortunately with android, we're at the mercy of the phone companies to give us the updates for our phones. They load so much of their crap-ware, and they would rather make you buy a new phone than give you more than one (2 if you're lucky) updates.
That is why all Android users should buy Nexus phones. I have never had a non-Nexus Android device. Several phones have intrigued me but I can't get away from stock Android and support for several future major Android updates.
 

semipenguin

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That is why all Android users should buy Nexus phones. I have never had a non-Nexus Android device. Several phones have intrigued me but I can't get away from stock Android and support for several future major Android updates.
That's a good idea :)

I would really like an iPhone next time. I have 10 months to decide :hhh:
 
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HecticArt

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Mines up in June. I was looking at the Sammy's, but the Max battery life us still way too killer.

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Jimr

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Mines up in June. I was looking at the Sammy's, but the Max battery life us still way too killer.

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From what I hear Droids have a very minimal overlay from the manufacturer. My nephew's doesn't look very stock to me but I have never seen other manufacturer's software so I have nothing to compare it to other than stock Android. My nephew swears by the Droid Max phones.
 

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Canada, eh?
No updates for me. I had my phone rooted to get rid of all the AT&T bloatware so I am stuck here until I were to get a new phone.
 

HecticArt

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If you rooted, can't you find the update yourself?

Getting rid of all of VZW's bloat is the only reason that I consider rooting. Finding the time to do it is about the only reason I haven't.
 

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No updates for me. I had my phone rooted to get rid of all the AT&T bloatware so I am stuck here until I were to get a new phone.
I'm not sure what type of phone you have but you can probably get a clean AOSP build for your phone, with Android 4.4.2.
 

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I am still waiting on AT&T and Samsung to drop 4.4.2 which should happen sometimes this month according to rumors. I really just got my phone how I like it. I am using Nova launcher which is better than touchwiz I have also managed to turn off about 90% of the crap added by AT&T and Samsung.

Could not be happier at this point.
 

DAB

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Nova Launcher does not require rooting. I really have no reason to root.

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HecticArt

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If it can help me clear some of the bloat, I don't have a reason to root either.
And I'm too lazy to bother rooting anyone.