Eric at on 6 Jul 2012 07:33:10 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Linux friendly tablet?

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On 07/06/2012 09:59 AM, Conor Schaefer wrote:
> Not to beat a dead horse, but if you get a Nexus device, it's easy to install updates whenever you feel like it. There's a great ecosystem of community-maintained Android builds—CyanogenMod certainly stands out of the pack for me, but there are other great ones, too—and the Nexus devices ship with an easy method for unlocking the bootloader.
> Last week I finally retired my Nexus One, that old workhorse, after two and a half years. Upgraded to a Galaxy Nexus and it's quite good. Currently I'm running stock Android 4.0.4, but this weekend I'll install CyanogenMod and my favorite root-friendly apps. If you're worried about being beholden to carrier update schedules, buy a device that lets you set your own schedule.
> JP: my vote for the cheap tablet goes to the $200 Nexus 7.


Thank you.  I am looking at Android phones and you just saved me from a bunch of shopping and comparing!
The Galaxy Nexus sounds great.  I see I can get it from Verizon for $149 with a 2-year contract (AKA: enslavement agreement.)  I can get it direct from Google for $349 - but it's GSM only.  Decisions, decisions.

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