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> less power to manufacturers, more to carriers.

What about the owners of the phones? I pay money — good money, quite a bit of it — for my phone. I own it. It should do exactly what I want, not what Google, Apple, Samsung, Sprint, Verizon or T-Mobile want.

Well, this change will limit what Samsung is allowed to customize, maybe thats a good thing? But everyone else with get more powers.

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