Thanks to what is considered a retirement gift from Evleaks, we have now managed to ascertain that the Verizon branded Moto X+1 will pack the unpopular Verizon Messages bloatware app. This is no surprise given the carrier’s history with pushing many of its own apps on smartphones over the years.
Fortunately, it is said that the app will be removable by the user, so customers will not have to bear with it on their app drawer if they don’t want it there. In the past, we’ve seen that Verizon apps cannot be removed without gaining root access, so this is certainly a step in the right direction for the carrier.
Over the months, it has been mentioned that Verizon is in favor of giving customers the option to remove bloatware from their smartphones if they desire, so this plan appears to have been in motion for quite a while now. The Moto X+1 is only a couple of weeks away from launch, so we don’t have to wait long to get clarification on this.
Via: Phone Arena