Drillbit, all that was clear from your previous lengthily informative post. Understood.
But not my point. If somebody values all that work done to perfect the changes, like Sense or Blur, however deep and extensive, then they might accept all those months of waiting as time well spent, idk.
But if what I want is getting an official OTA with the very latest Android version ASAP -- with the extras or without them, it doesn't matter to me -- then I have to feel some frustration that I'm left wondering if the 4.0.4 OTA will reach my SGSIII before the 4.0.5 source drops from Google.
Why not let me choose? Offer me the international version when it's ready. Then, when the final version with the more extensive improvements is finally tested and ready to go, offer me that. If it's as good as you say it is, I'll probably want it, too.
Idk, maybe you have issues with stock Android, or maybe not. But I simply feel that's something each of us can decide for ourselves.
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