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At&t ditches Google for yahoo - are you kidding me?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by mobil3gen, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. mobil3gen

    mobil3gen Well-Known Member
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    So apparently At&t is releasing the Motorola Backflip without Google Search.... weird!!! Read about it here.
     

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  2. darreno1

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    Well at&t and Yahoo are partners so this is not totally unexpected, but I agree with the article that it's a mistake (if the speculation is accurate).
     
  3. wow thats weird!
     
  4. momoceio

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    Yes, seems like they're shooting themselves in the foot. Time will tell though, just seems wrong not seeing Google search on a Google OS.
     
  5. mobil3gen

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    Fully agreed. I think google search is what makes the phone, granted I'm sure you can still do a lot without it, it just seems... odd
     
  6. chuckswash

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    Not good for google, really, but this is just one phone. Above everything, Google is pushing android so they can get more searches and sell more ads. But this is just one phone, and a low-tier at that.

    I mean, I can understand the whole being business partners, but consumers should get the option to use something other than the default search engine, if they want.
     
  7. mobil3gen

    mobil3gen Well-Known Member
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    This is true, consumers should get the option to choose, but when I think Android I think Google, and I think several other consumers out there who look into purchasing an Android phone want the Android experience - and most expect to see a Google Search. I wouldn't buy that phone (outside of the fact I hate blur) because I don't really like Yahoo as a search engine - of course this is personal preference.
     
  8. wow does that mean no google voice app either? that would suck!
     
  9. mobil3gen

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    I dont know, but it could be! I sent an email to At&t (like I'll ever hear back) in regards to what applications from google would be excluded, but I havent head back yet. When I do - if I do - I'll put an update out or something.

    Strange though huh!
     
  10. s-one

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    Just another reason why AT& totally sucks. I so can't wait till my contract with them drifts away.... . . .
     
  11. mobil3gen

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    =) Well I hope the wait isnt too long for you!
     
  12. s-one

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    It unfortunately is... but long story short.. no more AT& for me.

    Besides them dropping my calls, I ask them why couldn't I remove the internet plan on my wife's phone. (she didn't need it anymore) They told me its because its a smart phone.. but I said to them my daughter and my Mom have smart phones with no internet and they told me that its because they change the rule to where you HAVE to have internet on your phone by some date.. an oddly enough I missed this date by 2 days. Then I asked well why didn't AT& tell me about this first? And they said they did and I asked them to prove it.. show me where they sent me a letter saying this.. they couldn't nor would the remove the internet fee. They knew I didn't need it but couldn't make any other suggestions to me until I ask them what if I take out the SIM card and put it in an older phone.. then can the fee be removed? So they think about it and they reluctantly said yes. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! I can't stand AT& and their stupid blurred confusing retaliation commercials to the public and now this? Oh my...
     
  13. craigrn16

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    Is AT&T really sucking apples! That hard! Com'n apple has way too much influence.
     
  14. The_Omega_Man

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    On their knees........Bobbing for Apple's......:rolleyes:
     
  15. Actually, Ubuntu 10.4(?) or the next release will be shipping with Yahoo as the default search. Yahoo must have shed to cash :S
     
  16. breadnatty08

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    Yeah, if you read/watch the unboxing review on Engadget, it's confirmed.
     

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