Is it me or is Verizon dragging there feet regarding lollipop and the note 4 . Even ATT at this point is pushing out the update and Verizon customer are left twisting in the wind . No info any where on a release date . This why ill be switching at the end of my contract .
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Cancelling service because of an update? Lol, that's ridiculous. Have you heard the horror stories about the 5.0 on other carriers? It's a mess right now.
Verizon is actually looking out for its customers and waiting until they fix all the issues in the 5.1 upgrade.
If KitKat is working for you then why break it?
Verizon is not really looking out for us.
There is no reason these updates can not be out in a timely manner.
First and foremost, the bloatware needs to go. Bloatware causes a lot of compatibility and bug issues.
Samsung and Verizon just needs to commit to giving us a clean update without bloat and without UI enhancements.
Just give us plain Android.
I'm not saying cancel for a update .I'm saying give the subscribers the right to have a bloat free phone so it can receive updates in a timely manner . Nexus 6 for example why did it take them 6 months to release a vanilla android experience.
Even if they don't want to make it bloatware free (Samsung & Verizon make money off the included crapware), make it so that we can "completely" remove the apps from our phones instead of just hiding them.
I remember when computers came with tons of pre-installed software & games. Outside vendors would essentially subsidize the high cost of components that went into computers to keep them affordable. Back then you couldn't remove them like we can't remove bloatware today.
What changed is computer parts got cheaper and cheaper so the HP's & IBM's stopped relying on the subsidy that software provided. We have seen that same shift in smartphones or if it did occur, it was kept quiet to increase profits 😞
What needs to occur is every smartphone needs to be strippable to plain Android out of the box. Bloatware and UI enhancements needs to be removable out of the box.
Before you say it cannot be done think about third party launchers like Nova, Apex and the granddaddy Go Launcher. All of these programs are a UI like TouchWiz or Sense that force certain behaviors out of the Android base code.
There is no reason on Earth why Samsung, HTC, or LG could not make their changes to Android to operate like the theme launchers do.
They showed us the way, the way Android should be. If every phone was plain Android then software updates could take weeks instead of months.