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.