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  1. itrustme618's Avatar
    Yes, because it wouldn't make them any money. Tmo isn't doing very well and hasn't done well in the business world. Google bought moto for their patents and maybe their hardware, but as for Tmo, they don't really gain anything.
    im not sure i understand why they couldnt profit from doing this.
    09-26-2011 01:41 PM
  2. huskerkate's Avatar
    from what i've read, it seems like Sprint would be the more likely target for Google, if it did decide to enter into the wireless network arena in the US.
    09-26-2011 01:54 PM
  3. itrustme618's Avatar
    from what i've read, it seems like Sprint would be the more likely target for Google, if it did decide to enter into the wireless network arena in the US.
    you think so? i would imagine theyd be interested in a gsm network. either way id be the first to get on google mobile.
    09-26-2011 02:06 PM
  4. Last Ride's Avatar
    you think so? i would imagine theyd be interested in a gsm network. either way id be the first to get on google mobile.
    Getting off topic here, but LTE is a GSM-based technology. And Sprint will be moving to LTE sooner than later.
    09-26-2011 02:31 PM
  5. rrhartjr's Avatar
    Getting off topic here, but LTE is a GSM-based technology. And Sprint will be moving to LTE sooner than later.
    But their 3G network is all CDMA, like Verizon..
    09-26-2011 02:35 PM
  6. Bearly's Avatar
    Yes, because it wouldn't make them any money. Tmo isn't doing very well and hasn't done well in the business world. Google bought moto for their patents and maybe their hardware, but as for Tmo, they don't really gain anything.
    I've always thought the reason TMo was ever approached as a launch carrier was because they didn't have the business clout to demand their own terms from Google. They need Google more than the other carriers.

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    09-26-2011 08:51 PM
  7. RoninX's Avatar
    The big advantage to Google buying a carrier, in addition to a manufacturer, is that they can decide to make phones that are pure vanilla Android with no skins and no bloatware, and no one can stop them.

    Also, as soon as Google releases a new version of Android, it can get pushed out immediately to all Motorola devices on a Google-owned carrier. Imagine getting Ice Cream Sandwich or Jellybean or whatever comes next on the very same day that Google releases the source code.
    09-26-2011 11:41 PM
  8. Anonamoose's Avatar
    I'd never go back to T-Mo again. I was on verizon for years but they kept charging me roaming whenever I drove 90 miles to visit my parents/grandparents. After two years of every month fixing roaming charges I shouldn't have been getting I didn't renew my contract. After four months on T-Mob I paid early termination fee and switched to Sprint . T-mobile was a terrible network in Southern VA ... like 3 miles away from an interstate no signal terrible. Much as I would LOVE to be on a google carrier there is no way I could go back to T-Mob as the infastructure is now....
    09-27-2011 12:06 PM
  9. itrustme618's Avatar
    from what i've read, it seems like Sprint would be the more likely target for Google, if it did decide to enter into the wireless network arena in the US.
    09-27-2011 08:06 PM
  10. ejaymd11's Avatar
    The big advantage to Google buying a carrier, in addition to a manufacturer, is that they can decide to make phones that are pure vanilla Android with no skins and no bloatware, and no one can stop them.

    Also, as soon as Google releases a new version of Android, it can get pushed out immediately to all Motorola devices on a Google-owned carrier. Imagine getting Ice Cream Sandwich or Jellybean or whatever comes next on the very same day that Google releases the source code.
    Google cannot own a carrier and a manufacturer. That's going into monopoly status. It's the same reason one company couldn't own an airline, plane manufacture, and engine maker back in the day.
    09-27-2011 10:24 PM
  11. edoublediz's Avatar
    yeah, trust me if it could have been done, we all know apple would have already done it! then they would really have it on lock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    09-27-2011 10:31 PM
  12. fireshot91's Avatar
    In order to answer/respond to the OP.


    I doubt it's the Prime announcement. It seems too early. Plus a release for the Prime would come from Google, not from Samsung
    09-28-2011 09:08 AM
  13. rrhartjr's Avatar
    The big advantage to Google buying a carrier, in addition to a manufacturer, is that they can decide to make phones that are pure vanilla Android with no skins and no bloatware, and no one can stop them.

    Also, as soon as Google releases a new version of Android, it can get pushed out immediately to all Motorola devices on a Google-owned carrier. Imagine getting Ice Cream Sandwich or Jellybean or whatever comes next on the very same day that Google releases the source code.
    That sounds like hell.. then waiting another 3 months for all the kinks to get worked out..
    09-28-2011 10:54 AM
  14. ManBearPig618's Avatar
    09-28-2011 06:51 PM
  15. dsignori's Avatar
    Yes, very much so !
    09-28-2011 06:53 PM
  16. stopfakin83's Avatar
    Yes

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    09-28-2011 07:02 PM
  17. sushiglobster's Avatar
    Excellent!
    09-28-2011 07:09 PM
  18. ManBearPig618's Avatar
    I'm going to go ahead and operate on the assumption that they'll be throwing both ICS and the Prime at us on the 11th...I don't see how one could come without the other.
    09-28-2011 07:23 PM
  19. nsavani's Avatar
    seeing as how it will be broadcast on youtube.com/android, it is most likely an official google press event for ICS and nexus prime.
    EggoEspada likes this.
    09-28-2011 07:32 PM
  20. Poopai's Avatar
    Looks like the prime or ICS or both will be announced at the event:

    Google And Samsung Announce October 11 Event: Nexus Prime Imminent | TechCrunch
    09-29-2011 02:57 AM
  21. Bearly's Avatar
    I want them to rent out Moscone and say theres a Magical device coming that you can hold any way you want. And its lighter than a red apple. Jabs galore!

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    09-29-2011 03:31 AM
  22. amheck's Avatar
    Assuming this is the announcement we're all hoping for, would this all be the venue where Samsung will announce what carriers the Prime will be on? I'm desperately hoping this phone makes it to AT&T and would sure like confirmation that its coming, even if its sometime in November or whatever.
    09-29-2011 03:22 PM
  23. nemov's Avatar
    Assuming this is the announcement we're all hoping for, would this all be the venue where Samsung will announce what carriers the Prime will be on? I'm desperately hoping this phone makes it to AT&T and would sure like confirmation that its coming, even if its sometime in November or whatever.
    I'd be astonished if any details about specific release dates are mentioned. Perhaps the Verizon device, but even that's a stretch.
    09-29-2011 03:32 PM
  24. Lucki's Avatar
    Hopefully they announce which carries get it when >_<. Hopefully Sprint gets it b4 Jan.
    09-29-2011 03:37 PM
  25. EggoEspada's Avatar
    You'll probably hear its coming to Verizon at such and such date with preorders at such in such time. I don't expect to hear anything about other carriers. The most we'd hear is T-Mobile -- they usually are apart of these launches.

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    09-29-2011 03:54 PM
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