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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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Sick of the “bloatware” on the Galaxy S4? TrulyClean can help

by: Bogdan PetrovanJuly 3, 2013
Sick of unwanted apps on his Samsung Galaxy S4, an XDA-Developers user created a script that removes 98 pieces of bloatware and frees over 600 MB of storage space from the phone.
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How TouchWiz, Sense UI, and other OEM skins are a benefit to Android

by: Brad WardMay 23, 2013
OEM Skins like Touchwiz and HTC Sense may not garner a lot of popularity in the tech community, but overall they actually do less harm than one might think.
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Samsung responds to Galaxy S4 storage woes, says current setup is for the greater good

by: David GonzalesMay 3, 2013
Samsung has responded to all those who have expressed concerns over user-available storage on the Galaxy S4, explaining that the system uses up storage space for all the extra features.
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