Sony Xperia Android 6.0 Marshmallow Concept build now lets users remove most preinstalled apps

Sony Xperia Android 6.0 Marshmallow Concept build now lets users remove most preinstalled apps
As many Xperia owners probably know already, Sony is currently working on an Android 6.0 Marshmallow Concept Build. The public beta, which is available to Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact owners, allows Sony to test-drive new features and get feedback from its users before Marshmallow's wider rollout across the Xperia series.

Over the past few months, Sony has published several updates to its Android 6.0 Marshmallow Concept Build, gradually introducing new features while also ironing out wrinkles across the OS. The most recent of these updates, which brings the software to build number MDB08M.Z1.2178-somc, fixes a number of bugs and also updates three of the system apps. 

While the updates to the Album and the Email apps are fairly minor, the update to the Home launcher allows the user to remove most of the preinstalled apps from Google. Users can delet any app with the exception of Google's Play Store and the Hangouts apps, as well as the Phone, Downloads, Music, and Settings system apps.

Although the impact of bloatware appears to be minimizing in recent times, many Android users would certainly appreciate the ability to remove preinstalled apps from their current smartphones. On the other hand, it remains to be seen if this new feature will be migrated to the public release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the Sony Xperia series.


What do you guys think of this new update?

source: Xperia-Blog

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