Google's Nexus concept overhaul due in November: lead phones with stock Android, manufacturer UI on the side
0. phoneArena 04 Oct 2012, 02:47 posted on
Pesky manufacturer UIs will be a thing of the past with the new Nexus program about to be introfuced by Google in November, say sources. Each lead phone will have to ship with stock Android and strict hardware guidelines...
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61. tokuzumi (Posts: 961; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)
This could mean future Android versions will be more like Windows Phone. Manufacturers will only have limited availability to customize the OS, which will mean Google can send the updates to whatever phones that can handle the update. The biggest complaint about Android today is the turtle's pace at which manufacturers handle OS updates. This will also probably allow users to pick and choose what apps they want from other OEMs, similar to how HTC Sense for WP was "ported" to other, non HTC WP devices.