The Motorola Droid Ultra has pretty close to a stock Android interface, but it has a handful of arbitrary UI changes that -- interestingly enough -- aren't present in the Moto X.

Note, for instance, the Phone and People app icons, the Settings and Clear All icons in the notification pulldown, the main top-left icon in the system settings, and the added subtitles in the system settings.

Nothing too extreme, but it raises an interesting question: Did Verizon specifically ask for those UI tweaks? If not, why did Moto opt to make them on this phone and not on its own company flagship, which it presumably controlled to a greater degree (and for which it made a public point about avoiding these very sorts of arbitrary UI alterations)?

Curious. 
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