Verizon Messages will come on the Moto X+1, but you will be able to remove it
posted by Michael H. / Aug 21, 2014, 7:43 PM
The inclusion of this app sent off alarm bells here at PhoneArena, because one of the most impressive features of the original Moto X was its lack of carrier bloatware. So, having bloat on the X+1 would be a troubling change. However, we have checked with our source and have been told that while the Messages app will be pre-installed on the Verizon Moto X+1, it will not be baked into the system. This means you will be able to uninstall the app if you want.
It is obvious why Verizon would want the app on the device. Verizon Messages is Verizon's attempt to copy apps like Moto Connect, Hangouts, and iOS 8's Handoff, which allow you to answer calls or reply to texts through your PC rather than using your phone. However, it is unclear why Motorola would allow this app to be put on the device, especially since (as we just mentioned) Moto Connect does the same thing.
Either way, it is an annoyance, but it begs the question: is it still bloat if you can easily remove it?
verizon, y dont u make ur own damn phone and stop frustrating ur own customers with ur stupid/retarded/boring and fu***ing modifications and apps.
posted on Aug 21, 2014, 7:49 PM 8
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I will never understand why Verizon always feels the need to add their logo on the front and back of their phones. Don't even get me started on the amount of bloat pre-installed on a phone.
posted on Aug 21, 2014, 8:16 PM 7
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No, AT&T is MUCH worse with their crap and software. Every time I turn on my Note 2 it lags like hell because of all of AT&T's crapware auto updating.
posted on Aug 24, 2014, 9:27 PM 0
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How many smart phones can you purchase and use on Verizon's network that have no bloatware? Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe it is zero. With AT&T I can buy a Nexus, OnePlus One, Moto G, Sony Xperia, Asus Zenfone, etc... All unlocked, no bloat, and most of those with LTE.
posted on Aug 25, 2014, 10:02 AM 0
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why are we just now noticing this? Verizon has done the exact same thing with every phone pre-loaded with Kit Kat including the S5, the M8 and the G3, it's the default option out of the box but it's still just that, an option. anyone with any basic Android knowledge will know how to disable this and is certainly welcome to and for other users it gives text messaging a consistent, hassle free experience across any Android device they get on Verizon now and in the future and they can also use this from any Android Tablet. this is one thing i don't really knock Verizon for.
posted on Aug 22, 2014, 2:21 AM 0
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Verizon Messages isn't just a desktop app. Yes, you can have it on all your devices; iphone, android, PC etc, but it's pretty good SMS app as well. It lets you message on wifi or cell connection, back through the Verizon network. You can be on Wifi in a hotel lobby in Mexico and text someone in Kansas. They don't need to be on Verizon and they don't have to have a special app. They could have a Cricket flip phone and it works.
posted on Aug 27, 2014, 7:38 PM 0
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