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.
Bloatware may be easier to control in Android’s newest OS, Lollipop.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Android bloatware has become a pressing concern for users, who are burdened by the clutter and storage issues caused by bundled apps. Will it ever end?