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How to stop Android apps running in the background

by: John DyeDecember 29, 2015
Feel like your smartphone just isn’t getting the same battery life that it used to? You may have rogue apps sucking your resources in the background.
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Beginner’s guide: 10 features every Android user should try

by: Edgar CervantesOctober 7, 2015
Want to unlock your Android device's full potential? There's a lot of work to be done, but let's start by giving you 10 handy tips that will take your experience to the next level.
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How to disable Android bloatware without root

by: Edgar CervantesAugust 6, 2015
Trying to get rid of that pesky bloatware? Not a problem! Click through to find out the best ways to get rid of unwanted apps without rooting your Android phone.
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Samsung to let Chinese users uninstall pre-loaded apps

by: Nirave GondhiaJuly 30, 2015
In order to stave off an impending lawsuit, Samsung is to issue patches next month allowing Galaxy users in China to uninstall any unwanted preloaded app.
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Samsung and Oppo sued over bloatware in China

by: Rob TriggsJuly 3, 2015
The Shanghai Consumer Rights Protection Commission has decided to take legal action against Oppo and Samsung following complaints about unwanted apps.
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Digital Turbine’s Ignite allows carriers to install post-sale bloatware without permission

by: Rob TriggsDecember 1, 2014
Digital Turbine’s Ignite service allows carriers to push fast app updates to customers, however reports indicate that it's already being used to automatically install additional unwanted bloatware.
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Lollipop will try to make it easier to control pre-installed bloatware

by: William Neilson JrOctober 30, 2014
Bloatware may be easier to control in Android's newest OS, Lollipop.
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Verizon may soon allow Android users to remove majority of its bloatware

by: Andrew GrushJuly 25, 2014
According to Verizon, Big Red is testing a new bloatware installation process that will allow all pre-installed apps to be uninstalled completely. Sound too good to be true?
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Smartphone bloatware will now be user-removable in South Korea, starting in April

by: Andrew GrushJanuary 24, 2014
Starting in April, South Korea will now require most carrier and OEM apps to be user-removable, allowing consumers to free up space by removing unwanted apps.
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Skyfire Horizon toolbar for AT&T and Sprint serves ads, collects browsing data

by: Kyle WiggersJuly 10, 2013
Wireless carriers like AT&T and Sprint love to make extra cash, but they may've gone too far with the new toolbar for bloatware browser Skyfire Horizon.
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