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post #11 of 59
I'm for this if they make carriers make bloatware optional and not permanently cemented into the rom.
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Originally Posted by Bluescreen_Of_Death View Post
I think it should follow Mozilla's example.

In order for it to bear the 'Android' name, Google has to approve of it, otherwise you can use the same code under a different name and still get to eat your cake.

I also think Google is treading on thin ice on this part:


Android is linux based.
Linux is covered by GPL
Therefore, the Android source code is covered under GPL, yes?

Doesn't that mean withholding code like this is illegal?
Mehh, i think by "linux bases", its like this here cake is egg based, but it can sit out because the egg is cooked. I know, horrible anology but its the only way i could explain my thoughts lol.

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I'm for this if they make carriers make bloatware optional and not permanently cemented into the rom.
Agreed, my Atrix is rooted and i bought Titanium backup Pro (which for all atrix users i recommend this very much) also am using Launcher pro. Then I froze every non-essential servive including the main Motoblur roots to clear up alot of resources. Man does it make a difference!
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Agreed, my Atrix is rooted and i bought Titanium backup Pro (which for all atrix users i recommend this very much) also am using Launcher pro. Then I froze every non-essential servive including the main Motoblur roots to clear up alot of resources. Man does it make a difference!
How did you "freeze" these said Blur services? I might do some magic on my dad's Atrix as well.
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post #14 of 59
Not really surprised. As Android gets larger of course they're going to want more control over it. Lets hope they don't become as restricted as Apple with their products.
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Not really surprised. As Android gets larger of course they're going to want more control over it. Lets hope they don't become as restricted as Apple with their products.


I don't even think that's possible.
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post #16 of 59
Good job Google, if things were less fragmented, maybe my Samsung Fascinate would not be stuck on 2.1


HORRIBLE!
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Maybe the end of Android as in being insanely open.

As an iOS user, Android just seems like a wild mishmash of software and hardware with way too many players being involved, whether it's Google, the carriers, or hardware vendors. With an iPhone, there's only one camp with any sort of say - Apple. The fact that Google is clamping down the platform is appealing to someone like me, since I'm used to an infamously clamped down system already. I don't require the ultimate control over every facet of my device like some people here do. For me, Google pulling back the reigns will mean higher standards, higher quality, and a better experience. Just my honest two cents.
It should but rarely ever does. It usually turns into higher prices, lower quality, and a worse or mediocre experience. At least that is if you care about things. If you don't care about things you could find happiness in slavery so long as someone told you you're free.
     
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post #18 of 59
Good, this will force manufacturers to go a better job with their customised UI's(which frankly is needed badly).
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Good, this will force manufacturers to go a better job with their customised UI's(which frankly is needed badly).
Or just get rid of them. I've got an Evo and Sense is the most irritating thing ever :|
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Yay better Android for everyone \\o/
     
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