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Moto X will not carry DROID branding on Verizon

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Moto X will not carry DROID branding on Verizon
It wasn't something that was high on the list of questions that needed answering, but The Verge has answered it anyway. Just in case you were wondering whether or not the Motorola Moto X would carry the DROID branding when released on Verizon, the answer is no. It will not be a DROID device.

Motorola and Verizon have historically had a very close relationship, and many of Motorola's devices were either exclusive to the carrier, held the DROID branding, or both. But, since Google acquired Motorola, that has begun to change. We've already seen that the Moto X will be brought to multiple carriers. It wouldn't be out of the ordinary for a multi-carrier device to have a specific model for Verizon that carries the DROID branding, but The Verge is confirming that will not be the case. 

If we had to guess, we'd say that the customization options, and added bloatware of a DROID branded device are the reasons why. But, the relationship between Motorola and Verizon is not dead, because as we've already heard, Motorola does have the RAZR Ultra devices on the way. We don't know much about those devices, but our source has confirmed that the larger DROID RAZR Ultra will carry a 1080p display, while the smaller DROID RAZR M Ultra will have a 720p display.

source: The Verge

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posted on 02 Jul 2013, 19:22 6

1. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

This deal's getting better all the time.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 19:33

2. lyndon420 (Posts: 4972; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

An external logo on the thing somewhere and a start-up splash page for these carriers should be enough. Any pre-installed carrier apps or 'bloatware' should be removable by the consumer if so desired.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 21:26 2

3. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

I won't get my hopes up with Motorola until I see the goods. Otherwise my safe bet is the Note 3. I would rather be surprised than to be pissed. I learned a nice lesson with the Droid Bionic.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 21:42 1

4. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

Who gets pissed over underwhelming phone releases?

(I thought to myself, then realizing that I am on PhoneArena, which immediately answered my question.)

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 07:43 1

10. troutsy (Posts: 319; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)

Myx wakes up every morning, eats a bowl of wheaties, and posts trash about his bad experience with the Bionic on every Motorola article on PA....

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 22:00

5. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

that's cool. Motorola needs a unified device branding. i'm sure Motorola will make sure Verizon has the X and the Droid line going for them.

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 22:23 1

6. eman99 (Posts: 392; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)

Won't believe it till I see it verizon stamps their name everywhere

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 10:00 1

11. mthoren68 (Posts: 66; Member since: 21 Sep 2009)

Oh, I know, it's just SOOOOOO awful. It renders the phone completely useless. Not to mention how uncool it is. I don't know how many times I have heard a girl say, "So, like, I met this guy at the club last night, and, like, he was really cute and SUCH a good dancer and I was all, like, totally into him, but then when I went to give him my number, I saw that his phone had a carrier logo on it and I was, like, 'Who do you think you are all trying to put my digits in your sorry little carrier-branded phone?'"

To heck with RAM and screen brightness and intuitive UIs and snappy browsers, I WANT NO LOGOS ON MY PHONE!!!!!

posted on 02 Jul 2013, 23:43 2

7. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 474; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)

If this phone has stock and updates handle by Google.... Take my money

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 02:12

8. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Good. Maybe Google will have an agreement with Verizon that any and all updates will be handled and pushed directly by them, not the carrier.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 02:51

9. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

eh, don't get your hopes up for it.
remember Verizon managed to get updates delayed for their version of the Galaxy Nexus each and every time and that was a Nexus device.

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