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I'm in the market for a new Smartphone. Except for iPhone's, I'm new in the field and probably have some misconceptions.

My first choice was the Google Nexus S, but I was offered a great deal on the Samsung S Galaxy II (i9100). The only issue is that I read that it came with an "enhanced" version of Android. Being familiar with PC's, I know that these enhancements are almost always bloatware: I always do a clean install of Windows to get rid of it.

My question is fairly simple: is this possible to use the stock Google Android OS on the Samsung S Galaxy II (i9100)? That was the killer feature of the Nexus S for me: coming directly from Google, easily upgradable. Would that be possible and if yes, how?

Thank you for enlightening me.


merged by Matthew Read Aug 3 '11 at 15:49

This question was merged with Samsung S Galaxy II (i9100): possible with stock Google Android OS? because it is an exact duplicate of that question.

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Duplicate: android.stackexchange.com/questions/8903/… –  Aaron Digulla May 31 '11 at 7:03