New Android to help to delete bloatware?

500px-android-logosvg One of the most irritating things about buying a mobile is the amount of stuff that is pre-loaded into your handset, that can't be deleted - or bloatware as it is commonly known and complained about.

For example, if you buy a Galaxy 4, you'll find that you're obliged to have 'S Health', 'Story Album', 'Samsung Wallet', 'Samsung Link', 'Samsung Hub', 'WatchON', 'ChatON', 'Group Play', 'Galaxy Apps', 'Knox', 'My Galaxy' and more.

That's a lot of apps that you might not want, taking up space on your phone. Unless you're the kind of person who can get under the hood of a phone, chances are, you'll just put up with them.

However, that might be changing as Android Lollipop, Google's latest mobile operating system, might be helping you lose the bloat.

If the apps are installed through Google Play (even if they're done automatically when you first boot your phone or tablet up when you buy it), they'll be on the data partition and you'll be able to remove them. And this is according to Google Vice President of Engineering for Android and Nexus Dave Burke and Android team Group Product Manager Gabe Cohen.

That all said, there's going to be a catch - you can just sense it. There's no way phone manufacturers and the like are going to design all these crapps and let them wither on the vine.

We'll find out when the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 come out, which will launch with Android 5.0 Lollipop soon. Hopefully, this will be the start of something genuinely useful for Android phone-havers.

1 comment

  • Slacker
    Root the handset and delete all the crap, that's what I did. Even with all its attendant problems Android is still better than dealing with iShite.

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