VERZO allows users to install stock Android on their phones

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Since its release, Android has been adopted by a plethora of new hardware manufacturers to power their devices. While this is one of the main advantages of Android, it also causes the problem of devices having different and not always good custom software from the manufacturer.

I proposed a solution which emphasized user choice a while ago, and now have found a small manufacturer that seems to be taking that idea to heart. Coming from Europe, the hardware vendor Verzo actually allows users to install stock Android instead of Verzo's own custom ROM on their Kinzo smartphone. Not only that, they also provide a tutorial with instructions on how to do it, as well as an official download for the ROM.

Their own reasoning for this is that while they worked hard to make their custom UI good, "clean Android OS has its charm." So, "Do you want to have it on your Kinzo? Suit yourself!" Even though they don't promise support, a good experience with the stock Android build, or even a warranty, I think it is awesome that they offer an official package right on their website. Giving the users a choice is a great decision, and I hope other larger manufacturers follow suit.

[Verzo via Reddit]
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Aaron Orquia

Aaron Orquia is an associate editor at Pocketables. He has been using Android and Linux since he bought his first computer years ago, and his interest in technology, software, and tweaking both to work just right has only grown stronger since then. His current gadgets include a OnePlus One, a Pebble smartwatch, and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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