Originally Posted by javyn
Apple's in trouble. Jelly Bean is sweet, very sweet. And Google Now is jaw droppingly cool and scary at the same time.
Jelly Bean is sweet. It's a fantastic mobile OS visually and in functionality. Too bad most consumers never get to use the real Jelly Bean experience and use handsets that force hacked up abominations of carrier/handset maker's skins upon them. Nothing would please me more then to see Google put an end to this happening or in the least force via licencing agreement that all Android handsets must also boot into a stock Android ROM. I won't hold my breath.
I know this has all been said before, but I am floored at how willing people are to accept this state of affairs. It has to be a result of poor product education to the average consumer because I don't understand how anyone can buy a non-Nexus Android handset knowing that a better all around experience and frequent software updates are just within reach.
I was a hair away from purchasing a Nexus 4, but held off. My plan to to wait around and see what the next Nexus devices are like and make a decision at that point. By then we should also have a better understanding of what iOS 7 will be like and will know if Apple has stepped up their game in terms of the core software experience.