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  1. Sajo

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    I thought their Oxygen OS is basically just Android with their specific "skin", but the standard Google Play Store is still installed? Maybe I misunderstood.

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    That's exactly what it is, closest to vanilla android besides the pixel series.
     
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    Thanks for confirming. Moto's current build /launcher is pretty close to stock also. They are also trying to go as close to stock Android as possible.

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    So if you run the one plus on Verizon who pushes the updates does one plus push it?

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    From my understanding Verizon approves OS updates for their branded phones, but the updates themselves could me from the Manufacturer. That's why you can still download OS updates on WiFi with no SIM card installed.

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    I see the Moto G Fast was just released. Looks like another great phone in the Moto G family.

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    I'm on T-Mobile and the OnePlus updates comes directly from OnePlus, I bought my phone directly from OnePlus and not T-Mobile and you should too if you want timely updates.
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    In fact on a OnePlus phone you can use a VPN for Germany or in that region and get your update before the US does.
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    I won't ever buy a branded phone again as the updates are much faster.
     
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    I find that the updates break more then fix. Last Android rev broke nfc and hey Google unless I reboot only works for ten minutes then something conflicts. Don't want to erase and rebuild phone

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    Have had 5-6 OS updated on my and my wives 7 Pro, nothing has broken................................ever. I think you're talking about updates through your provider.
     
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    You know I hate to say this, I really do, but that's all Moto's mess. The last few Android OS updates on many Moto phones were not very good, loaded with bugs & issues. That's not the case with every phone model though. That's one of the reasons I went to Pixel. I was tired of their sloppy updates and no fixes in sight. I blame Lenovo more than Moto for that. Lenovo has crippled the Moto development department and only wants them to focus on new phones. I have had several updates on my Pixel 4 and no issues whatsoever. So my point is....don't let the past few years of owning only Moto phones cloud your decision. Most phones get many updates and have no issues.

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    And.....those issues were unique to only some Z2 Force owners, not Android in general. My Z2 Force never had the NFC issue after the same update you are talking about.

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    It's just a shame that so many issue
    Would have been happy if they just made a faster Moto z2 force with longer battery and water proof

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