Could we have a pure android MOTO????


  1. floorguy

    floorguy Well-Known Member

    Google Inc. is shifting its strategy for its Android mobile operating system, in a bid to create a united front with smartphone and tablet makers to take on rivals like Apple Inc. and prevent wireless carriers from controlling the devices.

    Google plans to give multiple mobile-device makers early access to new releases of Android and to sell those devices directly to consumers, said people familiar with the matter. That is a shift from Google's previous practice, when it joined with with only one hardware maker at a time to produce "lead devices," before releasing the software to other device makers. ...

    what will this do for our devices???

    hummmm

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  2. Sen2012

    Sen2012 Active Member

    Which makes me wonder why Motorola is so interested in locking their phones lately. Could it be Sprint or other carriers that want them locked?
  3. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    That's Motorola pre-merger. I'd be very surprised if Motorola didn't change this approach once the merger is finalized.
  4. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    I read about that also. The only thing I'd wonder about Google doing this is, will the providers and/or manufacturers actually be okay with that? Adding more "Google" phones would mean less influence over proprietary bloatware that the providers always like to add on. 1 Device (e.g. Nexus phone) is fine, but to add 3-4 phones to a lineup...that can impact both the providers and manufacturers.

    And you better believe, if Google goes against their word and decides to keep everything "in house" (e.g. Googlrola), what does that mean for the competitors like Samsung and HTC that have made Nexus phones in the past?
  5. floorguy

    floorguy Well-Known Member

    I understand on somethings that places probably pay the carriers to add that bloatware..(kinda like advertizing)

    but really how many people like it???

    people who root..well duh we know that answer hahah

    people like us here a moderate to heavy user...uhhhh NO

    avg users??? probably over 50% would say NO...

    they would rather have a smoother running phone....

    and one that gets updated a little quicker...i mean all the CRAP they have to check that it runs ok with....shheeeshhhh

    i actually liked my epic UI...and the MOTO hasnt been bad....and i started with a hero...so early sense was ok...


    just dont shove it down our throat
  6. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Totally agree. I rarely use any of the bloatware. Since Sprint actually formed their new partnership with the NBA, I'm actually using their NBA app, which is pretty darn good, but other than that...ugh. Even some of the Moto stuff is bleh.

    Nontheless, I don't know what's gonna happen now that Motorola was found guilty on infringing on one of Microsoft's patents, resulting in a ban of certain Motorola devices being imported here.
    ITC Bans Motorola Devices That Infringe on Microsoft Patent | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
  7. Sen2012

    Sen2012 Active Member

    Does Microsoft have a patent on breathing too?

    "...absorbing oxygen into blood via lungs, as part of Microsoft's vast patent portfolio, mammals migrating to North America must either; 1)appeal the ITAs judgement, or 2)reach a licensing agreement with the Redmond, WA corporate behemoth."

    Seriously, planning meetings and sending email between computers that happen to have a phone app? :rolleyes:
  8. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member


    Seriously...out of control. But again, I'm totally not surprised microsoft and apple are both going about it the way they are.
  9. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

  10. Citizen Coyote

    Citizen Coyote Well-Known Member

    It's done. This combined with the rumors of multiple Nexus models for the J version of Android gives me hope that we'll see a vanilla Moto phone this year.
  11. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Yup. Read that on the Motorola Twitter feed. Been too busy on the day job to search through info, but it's a step in the right direction (hopefully).

    Here's one blog that has some theories:

    Google officially owns Motorola: What happens now?
  12. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    This is an article that has some good quotes from Woodbridge, who is the new CEO of Motorola (San Jih stepped down...excuse the mis-spelling)

    “I want you to run Motorola. Can you let me know by tonight?” asks Google CEO - SlashGear

    My favorite quote that actually applies to this thread:

    For those not familiar with Woodbridge, it explains about him in detail and how Apple's new CEO was trying to steal him away fro Google. What's funny is, he's already been at Google for so long, I'm almost willing to bet that all future Motorola phones will be pure vanilla Android. There's no redeeming value to their going with "proprietary" UI because that would really flip back to being a "Google" UI.
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  13. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

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  15. thedrizl

    thedrizl Well-Known Member

    Overall, this would be nice to see, considering all Moto android phones up till now have been skinned and bloated all to hell. I have a hard time believing that Google won't influence Motorola to release at least one handset with a vanilla OS. Guess we'll just have to wait and see.

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