Microsoft has supposedly been urged by supporting Taiwanese manufacturers to allow them to modify apps and the Windows Phone UI to better differentiate their handsets from OEM competition on the platform, according to a report by DigiTimes.
No one wants your touchjiz, sense or other bloatware on their Windows Phones. How about designing a phone that actually looks good and is not just an Android clone? There is a reason Nexus S is the best consumer device when it comes to usability, because it runs stock UI. OEM's definitely don't need the ability to customize the OS. The minute that's allowed than carriers start asking for the same and next thing you know, you can't uninstall carrier blaotware as well, unlike in WP7
Lots of great comments in that thread.
Edited by Kauke - 3/30/12 at 12:28am