SO do you think the backflip will affect other Android devices?

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  1. mudrock1000

    mudrock1000 Well-Known Member
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    Do you think this is ATT's doing, Motorola's, or maybe Apple?

    How do you think it will affect other Android devices on other carriers?
     

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  2. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    I'd say a healthy mix of all three.
     
  3. takeshi

    takeshi Well-Known Member
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    Why do you think it would?
     
  4. 28064212

    28064212 Well-Known Member
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    Because other manufacturers and carriers will look at what AT&T did and think it's a good idea. Which it might be. For them. Could be horrible for the consumer though
     
  5. mobil3gen

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    I don't really think you will see carriers like T-Mobile, Sprint, or Verizon for that matter doing anything remotely similar to what At&t has done to its android phone. At&t has practically stripped everything "open" about Android and slapped an At&t sticker over it... very upsetting for consumers. I'm sure it was an at&t thing.
     
  6. 28064212

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    Maybe not to the same degree, but I wouldn't be surprised to see some of the modifications brought in. I would guess that AT&T got a fair chunk of revenue from Yahoo by replacing all of the Google apps with their versions, and Yahoo are likely to pay a higher price if removing their apps is difficult
     
  7. Skaggz

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    *Puts on tin-foil hat*

    I think AT&T knew exactly what they were doing when the 'modified' the Android OS with the Backflip. They wanted to jump on the boat and offer an Android device to their customers. But at the same time they must stay true to their flagship, the iPhone.

    When they released the Backflip (dookie) I'm sure some of their customers went out and got one just to see what all the hype is all about. Some of them probably even coming from an iPhone. When they got it and realized that it is not all it's cracked up to be (AT&T's fault) they figure that all Android devices are inferior to the iPhone, Grandmaster of Smartphones! [sic]

    This now makes them less likely to jump ship and pick up a phone such as a Droid, Nexus One, or any other Android device on another carrier. And since they have the smartphone bug they may even go out and get an iPhone if they didn't have one already.

    And thats all I have to say about that.



    *Removes tin-foil hat*
     

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