I saw the phone block thing mentioned on nearly every geek and tech site I frequent. How do you convince manufacturers to agree on a standard that frankly looks unattractive? With the added financial disincentive of being an open standard that none could charge royalties for?
It's a Utopian idea and like most that have come before unlikely to materialize.
Current device: HTC Amaze 4G
Bootloader: HTC - Dev unlocked, S-on
Recovery: 4ext - smart flash enabled
ROM: CM-10 - Compiled and customized by me - thanks spostsstar89 - CM - Team Nightmare
Xposed framework - rovo89
GravityBox - C3C076
Previous device: HTC HD2 (TMOUS - LEO1024)
Final ROM: NexusHD2-JellyBean-CM10.1.3 v2.7 - Tytung
Had more lives than a cat, best handset I ever owned
Lesson: If it ain't broke, don't fix it!