knowing that one of the name that brought Android into fame is now going down, doesn't make anyone happy
actually my first Android phone was HTC, the Magic, I loved it until I've understood software updates would not happen as under Linux, my favorite desktop platform.
Since I only bought Nexus things because I really like the idea to have the latest software on my terminal; both for quality and security reasons.
all latest updates from Google showed increase in performances and in the user experience.
Security? yes, even just because it takes time to develop malware on a new platform. Another important index is about the slow adoption of the latest version of the software for older phones that fragments the share of the market, the bigger share is still with Android 2.3 while 4.1 has 2% thanks to who has nexus devices.
Please HTC, do and maintain a Nexus vanilla experience set of devices. No Sense interface, no delays on updates. No money wasted, no time lost for your clients.
why do I believe in my proposal?
I like my Nexus but if I could have the same software experience with the One X, I would totally run and buy the latter.
Since the first time I had it in my hands I thought it was the best piece of hardware I had in my hands so far. No Samsung thing offers the same feeling to me.
I didn't buy it just because of the software choices it offers.
I know I can take one and put CM9 on. Voiding the warranty doesn't feels so good though.
distribute a developer version with Ubuntu for Android and make me dream.
open drivers? why not?