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Select LG Android smartphones (starting with the G Pro Lite) will have BBM pre-installed

0. phoneArena posted on 18 Dec 2013, 09:49

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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posted on 18 Dec 2013, 09:54 3

1. sinple (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)

Haiz, 1 more app to uninstall and disable

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 10:10 1

2. Kishin (Posts: 706; Member since: 30 May 2013)

Why??? Is this Happening, I hope it does not happen in iOS

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 10:15 1

3. camera531 (Posts: 346; 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.

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 14:23 1

4. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; 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.

posted on 18 Dec 2013, 14:37 1

5. mike2959 (Posts: 578; 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.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 06:25

6. mcwong644 (Posts: 13; 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.

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