1. saukriver's Avatar
    I have the Moto X (2013).

    I cannot stand Lollipoop. With Lollipoop, Google wrecked the stock email app that was in KitKat, replading the email app with a gmail interface. The stock email app in Kit Kat worked better with Exchange email accounts and multiple email accounts.

    I have resisted upgrading for over 1 year. But, I am getting constant interruptions telling me there is new software for Moto X. Don't care to upgrade to Lollipoop or Mashmallow.

    Thoughts? I have heard that several upgrades by Motorola was FUBAR.

    I think my options are simply

    1--get the iPhone 6s rather than deal with the Google email nonsense. WIth IOS, I would get normal email without being forced into the gmail-type interface?

    2---The other option may be to root my Moto X (2013). I have rooted before, but I don't have time to find the all the ulitities for a phone that old.

    What risks am I running by not upgrading at all? Really like the Moto X running Kitkat.

    TIA
    11-26-2015 04:00 PM
  2. saukriver's Avatar
    ghggfc,

    1. I understand updates are generally good. But, as I described, the Lollipoop "upgrade" wrecked the stock email app. in KitKat. I had on a tablet that "upgraded" to Lollipoop, and downgraded back to Kitkat.

    2. I don't see where Fastmail works for Exchange email accounts. It also has a planned improvement to handle multiple email acccounts. So, it will not handle multiple email accounts and may not handle Exchange email accounts. Why do you recommend? It seems extremely primitive.

    Thank you for your input.
    11-26-2015 04:40 PM
  3. belodion's Avatar
    Yeah okay I understand you are a victim of Google's material design policy, sorry that i commented
    Don't apologise for trying to help, and welcome as a new member. Active members who try to help are always appreciated here, and usually do not go unnoticed by Ambassadors.

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    11-26-2015 09:31 PM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    There are many email apps that do Exchange and aren't Gmail. (I haven't used the Gmail app since about Android version 2 - I can't stand it.)

    As far as not updating, you''ll miss the security updates. If you don't care about security, and tall the apps you need to run will run on KitKat, there's no reason to not use it.
    11-26-2015 10:11 PM
  5. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    I have the Moto X (2013).

    I cannot stand Lollipoop. With Lollipoop, Google wrecked the stock email app that was in KitKat, replading the email app with a gmail interface. The stock email app in Kit Kat worked better with Exchange email accounts and multiple email accounts.

    I have resisted upgrading for over 1 year. But, I am getting constant interruptions telling me there is new software for Moto X. Don't care to upgrade to Lollipoop or Mashmallow.

    Thoughts? I have heard that several upgrades by Motorola was FUBAR.

    I think my options are simply

    1--get the iPhone 6s rather than deal with the Google email nonsense. WIth IOS, I would get normal email without being forced into the gmail-type interface?

    2---The other option may be to root my Moto X (2013). I have rooted before, but I don't have time to find the all the ulitities for a phone that old.

    What risks am I running by not upgrading at all? Really like the Moto X running Kitkat.

    TIA
    Take a look at Nine email. The IT guys at work use it and love it. You can also look at the Microsoft Outlook email app. From what I gather Nine is really good.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...inefolders.hd3
    11-26-2015 11:50 PM
  6. saukriver's Avatar
    Thanks.
    11-27-2015 08:00 PM
  7. saukriver's Avatar
    Does Nine also handle multiple non-Exchange email accounts?
    11-28-2015 01:18 PM

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