AT&T BACKFLIP to include all of Google's applications for the Android

AT&T BACKFLIP to include all of Google's applications for the Android
Rumors had been circulating the last few days that AT&T was planning on crippling the Motorola BACKFLIP upon the launch of the carrier's initial Android device on March 7th. AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de La Vega started the rumors by telling the San Francisco Chronicle that the Android OS needed to " open up even more" to accommodate non-Google applications. AT&T had also put the kibosh on the HTC Lancaster which at one time, was expected to be the operator's first phone sportin' the green robot. Quoting from Android and Me,  one source passed along a report that the only Google app on the BACKFLIP was Google Maps. But luckily, this is not true. All Google apps will be on board including some AT&T exclusives. That includes the YouTube client which AT&T left off their Touch Pro and Touch Diamond variants supposedly due to bad blood with Google. But if you are going to use Google's open source OS, you certainly would only be shooting yourself in the foot by not having all the features that your competition offers.

Motorola BACKFLIP Specifications | Hands-on

source: AndroidandMeSFChronicle, YouTube

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10 Comments

1. EvoAnubis

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 14, 2010

I've been waiting for this. I can't wait to start selling this; I've been telling people all day that March 6th is the LAST DAY I will sell the iPhone without a fight. Android is simply....better.

8. dha_george

Posts: 54; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

don't get me wrong i like the android os and think it brings alot of nice things to the table, but from hardware perspective i don't think the backflip is going make people forget about the iphone. Now if the back flip was a "droid" variant for at&t that would be another story. Not to mention it is shipping with andriod 1.5 instead of the 2.0 that the droid has(not to mention the 2.1 update that will be available).

2. spoonb1

Posts: 77; Member since: Jan 02, 2010

Same here. ..

3. uknow85

Posts: 38; Member since: May 28, 2009

i love my motorola droid its just great

4. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

at&t has a Moto Droid? I mean, what does the Droid have to do w/ at&t and the Backflip?

5. 203RichBoy

Posts: 76; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

What do you expect from a VZW fanboy? Looking for any instance to talk about the Droid.

7. ohwhyfanboywhy

Posts: 37; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

Yeah. We get to hear some reiteration containing the word "Droid" in it in every other article whether it be "Droid FTW", "DROIIIIIID", or "Droid does." At least (hopefully) AT&T is getting the X10. What better way to couple a mid-range Android phone than another Android with a dragon and an 8MP shooter in its holster?

6. Iphoneluv

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 13, 2009

F the Roid........ Iphone all F'in day

9. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

This phone was crippled the day it hit AT&T's network, they didn't have to do anything else to it.

10. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

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