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  1. happy0506

    happy0506 Well-Known Member

    I have had three Nexus phones because I like the pure Android experience. I like the Moto X for it's near pure Android experience plus the enhanced voice command functionality. I am leaning toward getting the new version.

    I'm currently on AT&T, but not under contract. I would prefer to be on Verizon because their coverage is the best in my area. However, I have stayed away from Verizon because of my experience with the Galaxy Nexus. Verizon is notorious for messing with phones. When I was on Verizon with my Gnex, they delayed updates and added bloatware.

    For those with the current Moto X on Verizon, is that still the situation? Or has that been fixed?

    Anyone know if there is any info on what meddling Verizon will or won't do on the new Moto X?

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  2. JustinHEMI

    JustinHEMI Well-Known Member

    Other than standard vzw apps, which can be disabled, my moto x is perfect and hasn't been messed with.

    Justin
  3. apjans

    apjans Well-Known Member

    How were delays in update times compared to other versions though?
  4. zetroc

    zetroc Well-Known Member

    The delays were not bad. Of course they were not released at the same time as the GSM variant, but we are talking days or up to a week. I can't recall an update taking longer. Motorola was good about it, and so was Verizon.

    I have loved my Moto X and the experience, even as a Verizon customer. Like JustinHEMI said, there are apps that come pre-loaded but there were a handful and all can be disabled.
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  5. JDlawyer

    JDlawyer Well-Known Member

    I also was with Verizon during the Galaxy Nexus days. I had to root my phone and install custom ROM's. Verizon is blamed for not updating the Galaxy Nexus but people don't understand that the main reason the phone wasn't updated was because Samsung chose to go with a Texas Instruments processor to keep down costs and then Texas Instruments shut down their processor division for mobile phones shortly after the release of the phone thereby making it very difficult for Samsung to update the phone.

    I have been using the X for a year now and my experience has been nothing short of wonderful. When Motorola issued the first update, the Verizon version was the first version of the X to be updated. Since then Verizon has been among the first to get updates. Motorola has been great with issuing updates and has moved all of it's custom apps to the play store so a full system update is not quite as necessary when it comes to keeping the phone up to date. Even the camera app has been moved to the play store. But I have not had any issues with system updates. Verizon and Motorola enjoy a great relationship. After all, Motorola makes the Droid line. That's why I think that the next Nexus, whether it be called the 6, X, or 6X is going to be on Verizon, because Motorola will be building the next Nexus.

    I am so happy with my 2013 X that I am getting the 2014 X as soon as it becomes available for Verizon, which appears to be on Friday. As a former GN user, if I had any problems with system updates, I would not be investing in a new X.
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