Next best thing if your carrier doesn’t get the lg nexus?

Posted Oct 14, 2012 at 11:53 pm in Threads > Opinions

So I am on verizon and it isn’t looking good that they will get the lg nexus. So my question is what phone(s) are upcoming would you get on verizon if they do indeed not get the nexus? Honestly with all of these “superphones” right around the corner ( note 2, htc 5″, etc) I’ve been a little less upset that they wont be getting the nexus. For me I am just going to look into my next phone being easily hackable, since the galaxy nexus took awhile for updates as it is, might as well go for the best spec’d phone at the time on verizon. What does everyone think?

  • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

    I’d go with the 5-inch HTC Dlx. Should be out real soon.

    • TheDave

      Agree with Taylor. HTC has their unlock program and the device sounds killer spec-wise.

    • redraider133

      I was thinking about that too. I was interested in the note 2 but with samsung their radios aren’t the best and I am sure verizon will have it locked down again, and I hope that another “leaked” bootloader will be found so they can unlock it like with the galaxy s3. I just think the s4 pro is going to really help with both performance and battery life and I love the looks of the supposed htc.

      • cwjones4

        i have a GS3 on sprint and the radios are awesome. instant GPS lock and call quality is great, for what it’s worth. I think samsung knew they needed to up their game when it came to radios after the GS2 problems

        • redraider133

          I agree that I loved my sgs3 but wasn’t sure if with the note 2 using their own chip if it would be different radios than the qualcomm based radios in the sgs3

        • http://www.jaxidian.org/update/ jaxidian

          My GS3 on T-Mobile has awesome radios as well. I get better reception with it than I did with my Droid X and Thunderbolt (yeah, different carriers, I know) in the basement at work. I couldn’t keep a 3G or 4G connection on those phones but I usually have a 4G connection on my d2tmo down here.

  • kazahani

    I would take a look at the RAZR MAXX HD when it comes out. I really really liked the look of the RAZR M, but the resolution on that screen is just too low. Hopefully they continue the look-mom-no-bezels theme with the RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD.

    • redraider133

      I just feel like with all these quad core phones with 1+ gb of ram moto is once again behind the curve and their devices will be less future proof than the other devices such as the note 2, htc, and whatever other devices make it to verizon. If they would have went with the s4 pro and upped the ram in the maxx hd that would have really been a killer device

      • davisbs999

        I agree. Plus IMHO Motorola locks their devices down to a degree that is beyond what Samsung did with the Verizon SIII (I am no dev though). This is unfortunate because I love the build quality and feel of moto phones.

    • redraider133

      I hope with their next phone moto goes with a non-pentile screen and keeps the minimal bezel and improves the camera. Those are about the only things wrong with current moto devices.

  • stenzor

    Sell your current phone and buy the LG Nexus outright!

  • Bpear96

    My HTC One XL with a Qualcomm SoC, has gotten great dev support, We have AOSP JB builds that are pretty much fully functional, Open-source Wlan/WIFI driver, Open-source camera driver (aosp still can’t take advantage of the imagesense chip), Qualcomm has been very supportive with the dev community, providing all the needed binaries, source etc (unlike nVidia, and lately samsung [exynos]) Only thing HTC is somewhat behind on is their kernel source code release.
    It took HTC forever to release the Source code for the One Xl, and when they did it was already outdated, then took the quite some time to update the source. The source also does have some minor problems. But the HTC-MSM8960 CM devs, worked on unifying the kernel for all of HTC MSM8960 devices (One xl, Evo lte, One S). So they all use the same aosp/cm kernel know, which will make kernel improvements much easier to do.

    The CM devs, are even working on HW Vsync for this device now (Kernel level part to Project butter)

    We have official CM nightlies, Official AOKP , Official PA, Official MIUI and Viper sense rom (who would want to run sense though.. ) I have been compiling a custom rom based on Codename android :D