sr777, 22 Apr 2017And people are paying for full features they hear about. Thats just wrong verizon should not mess with peoples phone
AnonD-655832, 22 Apr 2017Thought everyone agrees Android should be as stock as possible. That is, without bloatware suc... moreno.
stock android's ui is very ugly. that's why huawei,samsung,lg,etc prefer to use other ui.
Thought everyone agrees Android should be as stock as possible. That is, without bloatware such as Bixby.
Anonymous, 22 Apr 2017Why are carriers there doing this when it's pretty much a deal breaker for many? Or the consum... moreTechnically, Verizon's imposing limitations for their customers. But practically, Verizon customers ALWAYS have the choice to switch out from their beloved or attached Verizon
Annoying behavior from carriers as usual. I hope they get rid of them.
Akinaro, 22 Apr 2017Who normally would get such phone from carrier? Yes today flaghships are expensive but, damn, ... moreVerizon doesn't support the LTE bands that unlocked phones come with, meaning, if you want Verizon, you gotta buy THEIR phones
Anonymous, 22 Apr 2017Samsung shouldn't stand for it. Same way Apple and Google will NOT let carriers lock their pho... moreTechnically, Verizon still has control over the major system updates on the Pixel phones, and preinstalls some of their proprietary apps. However, Google paid Verizon to be speedy about the updates, and Pixel owners can did their phones of all of Verizon's apps
Kd10, 22 Apr 2017You're correct that Verizon is wrong for doing this, but somehow you fail to mention that Sams... moreSamsung shouldn't stand for it. Same way Apple and Google will NOT let carriers lock their phones. They simply don't agree with the practice so will not allow them to do it.
Who normally would get such phone from carrier? Yes today flaghships are expensive but, damn, if you want flagship device, earn your money like anyone else and get it from proper shop, not some annoying carrier.
I would understand if it would be some cheap device for kid or for workers of your company, but flagship from carrier??? its like buying car from sewage cleaning service and whine all the time that it stink...
That what happen when a country smartphone market being monopolize by carrier, I'm happy my country still offer both carriers subsidised phone and unlocked phone from a physical store
Kd10, 22 Apr 2017You're correct that Verizon is wrong for doing this, but somehow you fail to mention that Sams... moreI guess it's not like that. Do you think Sony purposefully omits the fingerprint scanner in their phones?
I'm not an american, but it seems that Verizon is the worst operator in USA. For example I've read in forums that Verizon disabled the FM Radio in LG phones, to force people using internet radio and Verizon's data plan. Verizon also disabled Smart Settings, Smart Lock, etc. in LG V20.
But it's not surprising. In the corporatocracy USA, all mobile operators disable certain features in phones.
3-4 years earlier I used to be jealous that India don't have carrier subsidised products, and after seeing these things from few years I'm happy we don't have that
techlover1, 22 Apr 2017What is this monopoly, shame on them Hope they get what they deserve