Select LG Android smartphones (starting with the G Pro Lite) will have BBM pre-installed
0. phoneArena 18 Dec 2013, 09:49 posted on
The affordable G Pro Lite will be LG's first handset to offer BBM out of the box. Other unspecified devices will follow in the near future...
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2. Kishin (Posts: 637; Member since: 30 May 2013)
Why??? Is this Happening, I hope it does not happen in iOS
3. camera531 (Posts: 171; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)
It's really ridiculous. It's a FREE download from the play store. Not exactly what I would call a special benefit. Anyone with an Android device can easily just get it.
4. AfterShock (Posts: 2905; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
This makes it officially bloat.
Just like flyers in the mailbox, it's junk and pisses off more people then encourages use of their services.
5. mike2959 (Posts: 266; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)
I guess it's really how someone defines this. If it's carrier installed then everyone says it's bloatware. If it's manufacturer installed then it's bloatware. What about Google installed? Or Windows installed? In my opinion if it's on the phone and I don't use it, it's bloatware. I don't use Google play books, magazines, Google search, Google +, Hangouts, but you can't remove these. For some reason nobody calls these Bloatware. Well mines rooted and Cyn takes care of that. Even the Nexus 5 isn't so "Vanilla" anymore.
6. mcwong644 (Posts: 4; Member since: 14 Nov 2013)
Am sure it can be uninstalled since its not LG or google app. It's just preinstalled and no reason why it can't be deleted.