Google may require 20 preinstalled apps as part of Android contracts
1. theguy2345 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 24 Jun 2014)
Well that is unfair. Google is controlling OEMs and putting their services on everything. OEMs are just going to get sick and tired of it and use their own version of android or maybe windows
3. bucky (Posts: 2611; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
how else are they going to track and sell every piece of your life?
97. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13575; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Oh stop bucky. You're making too much sense.
110. UglyFrank (Posts: 1685; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
I found out they have a map that has a line, the gps knows everywhere you have been and keeps it on record
118. Scott93274 (Posts: 4849; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
Oh crap! Google knows you went to that my little pony convention, the truth is out! You're a brony!!! Where to you get your information from buddy? Mad Magazine? The Onion maybe?
135. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2971; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
Only if you have location history on and don't clear the history in between.
120. greenelektron (Posts: 533; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)
Everyone just complain about anything. Hey complain just to say something.
5. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1524; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
a) Windows does exactly the same or even worse, as they install anything they want and the OEMs can´t change that.
b) Where do you think Google makes money out of Android if it´s not for the ability to give priviledge treatement to their apps? Otherwise Android is free.
9. DogeShibe (Posts: 1113; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)
A. You can remove every and i mean EVERY FREAKING bloatware in a WP.
2.Google makes most of it's money from advertisements.
11. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Try removing IE or outlook email sometime.
18. DogeShibe (Posts: 1113; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)
You should look up the word "Bloatware" on beloved google.
29. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Oh, so we can't remove built in apps on WP just like Android?
What is bloatware to me isn't bloatware to you. Glad you got the point.
32. Pattyface (Posts: 1620; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)
Regardless does that make it okay that Google may add another 10 that can't be removed
34. DogeShibe (Posts: 1113; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)
Why will you remove Gmail from your android?
Why will we remove Outlook from our Windows Phones?
54. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Then why are you complaining about Google or MS putting in apps we use!
31. Scott93274 (Posts: 4849; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
Lets just admit/agree that there's crap on both OSs that everyone wishes that they could change and can't.
30. Scott93274 (Posts: 4849; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
I can't help but feel that you were distracted when you posted this...
36. DogeShibe (Posts: 1113; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)
A. Did that on purpose.
2. Don't know a single preloaded app on WP that i will put on my crap list.
93. BobbyDigital (Posts: 2010; Member since: 29 May 2014)
And I don't know a single app from Google's Android that I would put on my crap list. What's your point?
100. Scott93274 (Posts: 4849; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
This is a very valid argument. What say you Doge?
125. fatexo (Posts: 220; Member since: 21 May 2010)
Why do you use A. and 2. instead of A B or 1 2 ?? :P
126. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1524; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
You can´t remove ANYTHING that comes with the OS in WP, like IE.
And you can remove pretty much any of those applications that comes preinstalled (like maps, google mail, etc).
2. And that advertisement comes from the pre-installed apps. So you are just justifying my point.
131. DogeShibe (Posts: 1113; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)
But those aren't bloat god they are part of the OS.
Ok you can root and do anything you want on Android.
133. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1524; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
You can use the same argument to defend all Google applications, so it seems you just have double standards depending on the operative system.
By the way: YOU CAN REMOVE MOST OF THEM IN ANDROID. Which you can´t in WP.
EG: you can remove Gmail and Chrome, you can´t remove IE or Outlook. See the difference there?
134. DogeShibe (Posts: 1113; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)
But they dont forcefully put 20 apps to use services.
138. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1524; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
Do you want the list? It´s probably bigger than 20, it´s just that you count them as "not bloatware" and "part of the OS" lists.
Including OneDrive, bing, IE, OneNote, Outlook, etc
You just don´t realize of that.
And at least in Android you can remove (most of) them.