Just like Google: Motorola wants stock Android, but will concede to Verizon
0. phoneArena 16 Oct 2012, 21:49 posted on
Being the number one smartphone platform has its benefits, but it doesn't necessarily mean that you're the top dog in the mobile world. Android is huge, but Android wouldn't be nearly as big if it weren't for Verizon. So, while Motorola wants to provide "close to" stock Android experiences, it has to concede to Verizon's wishes...
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35. fervid (Posts: 183; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
I don't even care so much about bootloaders if I could at least get a device with root or something allowing me to remove apps I don't want and the ability to backup the entire phone.
27. jroc74 (Posts: 6013; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
The latest versions of Blur is so close to stock you could mistake it for stock ICS.
6. rcjrdrummer (Posts: 12; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)
Moto is on the right track. Verizon is just ignorant and wants their logo everywhere
13. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Yes, and with that said, as soon as that Galaxy Note 2 with its' big fat Verizon logo on the "Home" button hits the stores so will I. And, I will proudly flaunt that big fat beast with that big fat logo everywhere where daylight dawns.
16. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
hahhaahahah papi funny as hell man lol
8. k1ng617 (Posts: 264; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
Anyone ever think if they wanted to truly differentiate themselves they could just leave it stock because everyone else is already different?
9. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
I've said it before, and I'll say it again...
The more I read about Verizon, the more I grow to despise them. We pay handsomely for these devices and they should be ours to control!
10. AndroidShiz (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)
Even on Windows phones carrier apps can be removed. I'm not sure why android is the only operating system that has to be forced to have un-removable apps of the carrier. Sure I can see why they don't want tethering and all that other stuff, (with the new plans that shouldn't matter) but why do we have Verizon Apps that most people don't use? If we want them so bad can't we just simply download them from the market? I mean how many people really want NASCAR on Sprint phones? Or AT&T's TV app? Seriously.
12. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
true! but its their way of saying "Im verizon" and not at&t or whomever, which is really in a sense not necessary because like you said most of the stuff they put on there people really dont use and there should always be the option to remove these if they so desire......
21. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)
if verizon released a "development version" of a nexus device and made consumers pay extra, that would be absolutly insulting to every single developer who usesVYZ and even more insulting to google who spent all these years building the nexus name.
I don't want to see andy rubin's face if this happens
23. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
"Our partners sometimes want customizations... " Isn't that what stock Android does best? Btw no big complaints here, imho the new Motoblur is better than any other OEM skin.
24. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)
i don't like it.
its like kinda ics, but its also kinda not.
if you give a custom skin give me sense 4+(its awesome)
if you give me stock, give me stock.
don't give me something that isn't neither
25. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
See that's what's so cool about Android is you can choose how your phone looks and if you root it you can even use other OEM skins.
26. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i don't think Verizon is just at fault here. i think it's carriers in general.
28. jaheimRakim (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
is it just me or has Verizon become the apple of us cellphone carriers with their arrogance?
32. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
I have to say I kinda like the new blur, I just wish those new options would change because I don't want to be asked to make a new screen every time I hit the least home screen
42. roldefol (Posts: 4304; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Why are people calling it "the new blur"? Starting with ICS, Moto is now so close to stock that the name doesn't even apply. It's just Android, and that's a good thing.
43. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
except for the home screen, but I like the Blur E-mail app
39. jphillips63 (Posts: 222; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
One word to solve all this. "Root"
Unlock the bootloader and root your device. Plain and simple. Then do a nandroid backup and have your way with your phone, install custom roms remove bloat do with it how you please.
40. Ivan6479 (Posts: 249; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
And here I thought the market was controled by the consumer, boy was I ever wrong. I mean seriously what are we doing as consumers letting these mobile giants take control of the situation. We are the ones feeding this fire. It is about time we all come together to put these companies in thier place. If we don't do something now it's only bound to get worse!
44. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
I feel ashamed of Google and Motorola for giving in to the carriers. As much as I dont like Apple, they at least make a stand and have the carriers concede to them rather than the other way around. I kind of wish they would operate more like Apple in this regard, if they did, they could completely crush Apple.