Originally Posted by orangeblueorangeblue
This is why you should not buy any phone but stock Android / Nexus devices.
Have to disagree here. I'm pretty happy with my unlocked and rooted Note 2 running Beans' Rom. I liked my previous Galaxy Nexus but the Note 2 is superior. I'm on Verizon, FWIW, so the Nexus 4 isn't an option.
Even with the Galaxy Nexus, updates didn't come right away. Generally at least a month before Verizon would release an update, and just about all of the AOSP/AOKP ROMs had little annoying bugs that just weren't there on the official Verizon releases.