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[Q] XT1032 - GPE 4.4.4 vs STOCK 4.4.4

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By petertakov, Member on 18th August 2014, 07:16 AM
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I have XT1032 with stock moto 210.12.40 (4.4.4) and I was wondering if there are any benefits of converting it to Google Play Edition? Are there any drawbacks, cause I've seen some posts by people wanting to go back to stock. I've also read that some qualcom drivers are missing in the GPE. Any advice will be much appreciated.
 
 
18th August 2014, 08:05 AM |#2  
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I have XT1032 with stock moto 210.12.40 (4.4.4) and I was wondering if there are any benefits of converting it to Google Play Edition? Are there any drawbacks, cause I've seen some posts by people wanting to go back to stock. I've also read that some qualcom drivers are missing in the GPE. Any advice will be much appreciated.

GPE: Less bloatware, stock android experience, earlier updates.
non-GPE: Motorola apps, native HDR camera support.

I prefer non-GPE due to HDR support and because some motorola apps won't install on the GPE rom (and non-GPE can use all GPE apps). Plus, you can still disable the bloatware from non-GPE.

Anyway I think the main reason people want to switch back to non-GPE is because Motorola's bloatware is quite minimal and their apps offer nice functionality (plus moto's boot animation is prettier imo).
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18th August 2014, 12:40 PM |#3  
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The stock rom thanks to Qualcomm's driver is a bit more optimized than the GPE one. Also the /data partition is formatted to get the best out of a nand flash (I don't remember the type of partition XD). I don't think you'll find much difference in terms of performance.
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I've made some scripts that remove the bloatware from Stock 4.4.4, freeing up space, and in theory: improving performance and battery-life.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/moto...ripts-t2846722
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