08-09-2016 01:34 PM
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  1. Almeuit's Avatar
    Is this a serious post? Samsung doesn't have the market share to tell a wireless company they can't preload a phone with junk?
    Samsung has Samsung apps. Apple have Apple apps. No different .
    08-08-2016 12:24 AM
  2. turb0wned's Avatar
    I don't understand... what has changed that makes you think they wouldn't still do it? They all do it, so there is not competitive advantage to NOT doing it. The stuff us easy to get rid of, and they are not sneaky about it. the thing isn't even out yet and you know it will be there. Its a lot of aggravation about nothing... at least nothing we can change.
    Samsung can be more like apple and tell them to f off and now load the phones with junk. If the carriers couldn't touch a phone, updates could come quickly. Of course at that point, it would be on Samsung to deliver. The AT&T Note 4 is still stuck on Lollipop till this day.
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    08-08-2016 12:24 AM
  3. turb0wned's Avatar
    Samsung has Samsung apps. Apple have Apple apps. No different .

    You clearly are not understanding me, I am talking about carrier bloat.. You know, AT&T puts about 10 or more junk apps into the phone. I am not talking about Samsung's preloaded apps. Years ago people were on here saying how Android manufactures don't have enough pull like apple to not let carriers ruin phones, Samsung has that pull now.
    08-08-2016 12:26 AM
  4. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    We all understand what you are talking about. We have all owned various Samsung, various carrier, phones.
    08-08-2016 12:28 AM
  5. Almeuit's Avatar
    You clearly are not understanding me, I am talking about carrier bloat.. You know, AT&T puts about 10 or more junk apps into the phone. I am not talking about Samsung's preloaded apps. Years ago people were on here saying how Android manufactures don't have enough pull like apple to not let carriers ruin phones, Samsung has that pull now.
    Ah. Well Android is more open than Apple. Apple controls it 100% whereas Android can be used by various manufactures. This opened it to modifications and, unfortunately, makes it so carriers can add their stuff. Sometimes it is good (wifi calling) but yes for AT&T phones the bloat is usually over the top compared to the others.
    08-08-2016 12:28 AM
  6. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    And Package Disabler Pro will disable any of that stuff on a Samsung phone.
    08-08-2016 12:29 AM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    No it's not, dont give me the car dealer example. Car dealer is not stamping or itching a logo on the car that can't be removed. Verizon or AT&T is not manufacturing the phone so no reason they should be stamping their logo on the product. Sure put a sticker or something that one can remove if they don't like. All they are doing is put a bunch of crap pre loaded and minor modifications on the phone that OEMs do on behalf of carrier. It's not like Verizon has forked Android and have their own version. Sure make your own hardware and stamp whatever you want on that.

    I get that it's marketing and they market/sell the phone but that doesn't justify it. Sure answer is if you don't like buy something else. That's cool because I do that exactly.
    It is a sticker... You can remove the glass back and peel off the sticker and replace it with what you want... Though I wouldn't recommend this unless you are technically inclined.

    The car dealer analogy is inaccurate because they just sell the car, you can go to any other dealer to service the car afterwards.

    For cell phones people buy Verizon phone for verizon service, and they provide a lot more than just selling the cell phone (car).
    08-08-2016 07:59 AM
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    08-08-2016 04:24 PM
  9. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
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    Exactly, but it is the time of year for it. This convo is repeated every year at release date.
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    08-08-2016 04:30 PM
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    08-08-2016 04:36 PM
  11. Ry's Avatar
    I'm in the "if you hate the carrier branding, find a new carrier" camp.

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
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    08-08-2016 07:42 PM
  12. TJA3500's Avatar
    I like the Verizon brand on the back, that lets everybody know I have the best carrier.
    I wouldn't remove the bar and shield from my Harley
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    08-08-2016 08:35 PM
  13. Almeuit's Avatar
    I'm in the "if you hate the carrier branding, find a new carrier" camp.

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    This.
    08-08-2016 08:41 PM
  14. Almeuit's Avatar
    I like the Verizon brand on the back, that lets everybody know I have the best carrier.
    I wouldn't remove the bar and shield my Harley
    Lol I highly doubt anyone pays that much attention .
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    08-08-2016 08:41 PM
  15. dpham00's Avatar
    I'm in the "if you hate the carrier branding, find a new carrier" camp.

    Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
    Or just wait for the unlocked model.

    Boom.
    08-08-2016 08:56 PM
  16. Almeuit's Avatar
    Or just wait for the unlocked model.

    Boom.
    Boo on waiting!
    08-08-2016 09:02 PM
  17. TJA3500's Avatar
    Lol I highly doubt anyone pays that much attention .
    Actually, I've had a case on mine since day one.
    08-08-2016 09:06 PM
  18. dpham00's Avatar
    Boo on waiting!
    Then don't... Just change the back to one without the logo,if you must have it now.
    Boom!
    08-08-2016 09:17 PM
  19. Almeuit's Avatar
    Then don't... Just change the back to one without the logo,if you must have it now.
    Boom!
    Why would I change my back? I don't have branding with T-Mobile but also wouldn't care if I did . Boom!
    08-08-2016 09:40 PM
  20. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I pay so little attention to the branding that I didn't notice I didn't have TMO branding on my Note 5 until others said there was no branding on the TMO Note 5.
    08-08-2016 09:43 PM
  21. dpham00's Avatar
    Why would I change my back? I don't have branding with T-Mobile but also wouldn't care if I did . Boom!
    Because I would secretly switch the backs on mine and yours!
    stronggeek likes this.
    08-08-2016 09:54 PM
  22. Almeuit's Avatar
    Because I would secretly switch the backs on mine and yours!
    YOU MONSTER!
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    08-08-2016 10:00 PM
  23. stronggeek's Avatar
    YOU MONSTER!
    I would switch them up too! LOLS

    I know... I'm a monster as well.
    08-08-2016 10:09 PM
  24. shadoweave's Avatar
    I believe Verizon is the only carrier to brand the back.
    AT&T usually does too
    08-09-2016 04:07 AM
  25. ctk4949's Avatar
    I just put a sticker or slickwrap on the back to cover up the verizon logo. lol
    08-09-2016 01:34 PM
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