Android Overload: Virgin Mobile Says ‘No’ to Custom UIs, Dollar Deals on the Xperia Play, and More


Just a few quick bites before the weekend turns over. We’ll wrap up an exciting week the included the introduction of two new Motorola handsets for Sprint with word from Virgin Mobile that they have made a decision to not include custom UIs on any of their Android phones. Yep, it was a request from the carrier that let to the beautiful stock experience that is the Motorola Triumph. More follows below.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. If they wanted to keep it stock then why didn’t they make it gingerbread?

    1. its their first time… they’re still learning :P
      That would really help them with competition if they did

      1. Not really they are owed by Sprint. Should have learned from Sprints mistakes. How freaking hard is it for them to NOT do anything extra for a phone?

        “We are budget focused so it costs too much to maintain support/testing for expensive UI’s, enjoy your ghetto non skinned stock Android experiance” Virgin

        1. why is it ghetto? your attitude is real snobbish

        2. LMFAO that has to be one of the stupidest comments that I have ever read.

          Please tell me MOAR!

    2. No custom UI does not equal stock android.  There could still be many, many optimizations under the hood you don’t see.  Don’t read more into this than is there.

  2. stock UI-only carrier? Now why can’t I have that with carrier-less phones? :(

  3. Long live virgin mobile!

  4. Though this is encouraging, they’ve only had 2 Android devices to date – the Samsung Intercept and the LG Optimus V.  The Intercept was not Vanilla at all – and frankly, kinda sucked.  The LG OptV has been a huge hit, and is a solid Android device, so maybe that helped change their mind on the issue… Now if only they could get their data connection to stay consistent in the few places they have coverage!

  5. How come many of the Android phone manufacturers have not realized that many ppl like the stock Android experience on their devices? Or at least have the option to turn off that bloatware. I wouldn’t mind some of the skins for instance HTC SENSE, but just give us the option to install it our selves or the option to turn it off.

  6. Umm.. whoever is the front page editor your link to one of your official contests you misspelled “oficial”

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