[ubuntu-uk] Samsung might be getting rid of Android and using their own Linux based OS

Kris Douglas krisdouglas at gmail.com
Fri Sep 13 16:10:12 UTC 2013

On 13 Sep 2013 17:06, "Tyler J. Wagner" <tyler at tolaris.com> wrote:
> On 2013-09-13 13:39, Neil Greenwood wrote:
> > On 12 Sep 2013 11:29, "Pete Smout" <smoutpete at gmail.com
> >> I don't know anyone who buys their handset, they are bundled up with
> > their service contract.
> >
> > Umm, me.
> Aaaaand, me too.
> Step 1: Buy handset for cash.
> Step 2: Replace crappy default OS with CyanogenMod or whatever I like at
> the time.
> Why would I accept a device, at any price, that's crippled to work with
> network and loaded with crapware I can't delete?

I get my handsets from Three. They come with about 1 app and once Android
is rooted you can remove it or put a custom ROM on.

I also benefit from quick, easy replacement of the handset should something
go wrong, rather than dealing directly with the manufacturer.

Just my 2 pence.

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