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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19 Comments

1. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

No need to try hard. Z5 is Sony's heritage already...

15. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Actually Sony Z5 is a great phone and this is amazing, removing stock bloatware should be a law for every single phone.

2. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

That's nice. It looks like stock Android. I wish Sony and other companies could push out software updates as fast as Motorola.

4. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Yeah, the navbar and the status bar really look like vanilla Marshmallow.

3. donrox

Posts: 203; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

with the latest build you can also change the shapes of the icons (round, square,...)http://www.xperiablog.net/2015/12/04/change-icon-appearance-in-new-home-launcher-10-0-a-0-4-from-marshmallow-concept/

5. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Learn from this samsung :p

13. mahima

Posts: 743; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

plus one

7. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Sony doing great things. Thanks!

16. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Sony is doing great things I hope they pull out this on every phone theyre going to update and stop making a new phone every 6 months, instad on a ONE flagship-a-year.

17. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

I like where Sony is heading.

18. ananthu07 unregistered

This is only concept, the previous 5.0 concept did pretty much the same thing. But, the final OS will bring all the bloat back. I wish they won't this time.

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