Kosh Naranek, on 20 March 2013 - 02:58, said:
I could get the 4.2.2 on my Nexus 4 ( fastboot ) before u could get a custom ROM based on 4.2.2 on your S3, so your point is mute.
I absolutely love my N4 as I did my GN before that. I did consider the SGS4 for a brief moment, but only for a brief moment.
Bear in mind the N4 is covered in glass, so it's a bit fragile compared to the S3.
I have never used the SGS3 so cannot comment on that (went from a SGS2 to a GN) but vanilla android is my preferred android version.
My point is not moot. The Nexus "benefit" is minor at this point in time with regards to updates. The source is released before it is pushed to the Nexus devices. Developers are all over those sources long before it's officially
pushed. The N4 shipped with 4.2. So you're not really in a position to be talking about who gets what updates first.
As for 4.2.2 specifically, the custom ROM I use was updated to 4.2.2 Feb 15th. That's two
days after it was officially pushed OTA to N4 devices. In this particular case, yes the N4 got 4.2.2 first...however I'd hardly call two days
, a long wait.
I repeat, it's merely a minor benefit.