I have read a lot of people flashing their android phones, for this fix or that.
I am considering getting a new smart phone, but I don't want to go all "geek" and be a pro-flasher to get the nth bit of performance out of it.
When I get my smart phone it will very likely be a high end one, but the thought of having to flash Android ROMs, seems strange. I would normally think the manufacturer, would simply release updates from time to time you need to apply
I am thinking if I get Android, I'll be entering the same phase as acquiring Linux many years ago, finding the right flash ROM code to fix this or that as opposed to going to the manufacturer and getting a patch.
So android users why do you do it and can you explain why you simply do not wait for the manaufacturer's patch.