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[Q] Off contract phones, bloatware / restricted apps?

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Default [Q] Off contract phones, bloatware / restricted apps?

I'm with Verizon, I hate the bloatware they loaded on my phone.

Here are my questions:

If I go and buy an off contract phone like a Nexus5 or a MotoX, will I get updates direct from google/motorola? Or does it still get pushed out by my carrier?

I won't be limited for google wallet use (meaning no isis)?

It won't be loaded with bloatware?

I just got a Nexus7 (1st Gen, great price and performance for me) and think its wonderful and smooth. I want the same experience in a phone.

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Yes to all of that, unless you consider Google apps bloatware. It's a Nexus...free and clear of carrier...



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You do know that the nexus doesn't work on verizon though?

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Nexus updates are pushed by Google.

The moto x updates are run through the carrier first.

You can use Google wallet tap to pay on both devices.

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