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Has lack of 3rd party "official roms" changed much?

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9th July 2014, 09:10 PM   |  #11  
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Google Play Edition devices aren't the same as Nexus devices, they just use a more "AOSP-like" ROM that doesn't have the respective OEM skin on top of it. Not sure if bootloader unlocking process is different (Nexus devices have fastboot oem unlock) but the stock ROM on them still has some parts of the OEM framework underneath (like double tap to wake and duo camera editing on HTC One M8). The Nexus 5 is more popular then Google Play Edition devices and which is why it subsequently has more developer support.

This makes sense. I didn't know if the Play Edition devices still had OEM fragments or if they were as free as the Nexus series.
9th July 2014, 09:17 PM   |  #12  
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Heavy oem frameworks

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To be fair, there was a pretty significant gap between 4.2 releasing on the Nexus 4 and Cyanogenmod releasing 10.2 stable. As mentioned though, many of the ROMs have released stable versions and those that haven't are still fairly stable despite not having an "official" stable release.

I will say that I'm less likely to stick with a ROM despite bugs on Nexus devices than on other devices for two main reasons. With other devices, you're often getting rid of a manufacturer skin (so it's a completely different interface, instead of just having some tweaks) or you're moving up an Android version early.
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Its worth pointing out that some devs only call their last ever release "stable" when they absolutely won't add or change anything again.

I think it's too easy to get wrapped up in the terminology and not appreciate the development we have

What a stable release means to 1 dev, means something else to another.

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9th July 2014, 10:36 PM   |  #15  
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nearly every single ROM that I've ever used that has been titled "stable", has been less stable then the regular builds. especially with cm. a real ROM is neither called " stable" nor "experimental", its just called by its name and released. people add the word "stable" to them just to trick a few into a few more downloads.
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There number of quotation marks in here is too damn high.
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