ZTE looking to fill Nexus void with an affordable stock Android phone?
Somewhat in line with ZTE's crowdsourcing effort of August this year, when the company asked users to submit their ideas for features they would like to see in its next flagship, ZTE has now opened a community poll on their website to ask why/if its userbase prefers the stock Android experience over proprietary skins.
Although ZTE is not well-known for timely and regular updates, the company has begun working to change this with the Axon 7, which has been receiving monthly security patches and will get Android 7.0 Nougat by January next year. This, combined with ZTE's crowdsourcing efforts, is a clear indication that the company is at least listening to its users, but the outcome of the newest poll should not be interpreted as a set-in-stone “the new Nexuses are here” scenario. The results of the poll will be forwarded to ZTE's research and development team for further evaluation, who will then decide whether the company should experiment with a stock Android device.
With that said, here are the top 3 reasons of ZTE users for favoring the stock experience (in order of votes received):
- Cleaner user interface and skin
- Quicker updates
- Greater dev support for custom ROMs
If you'd like to voice your opinion, head over to the Z-Community website (link below), where you can fill the single-choice poll and elaborate on your answer in the comments below.