Verizon loads Amazon apps on all new Android devices, makes spending money easier

Verizon loads Amazon apps on all new Android devices, makes spending money easier
Don't you just hate it when carriers pre-load their Android smartphones with all kinds of not-so-useful apps that 99% of owners never use? Well, bloatware is not going to disappear anytime soon. In fact, Verizon appears to be planning to add more of it, as this leaked internal document reveals. 

Effective today, September 6, a suite of Amazon apps will come pre-installed on all new Verizon Android smartphones, including those meant to deliver the pure Google experience (read: Samsung Galaxy Nexus). What's more is that a whole home screen will be dedicated to them. The list of apps in the Amazon pack includes Kindle, Shopping, MP3, IMDB, Audible, and Zappos, most of which, to no surprise, are meant to sell you a product or some kind of digital content.

At this time, it isn't clear whether the aforementioned applications can be removed with a simple uninstall or not, but we sure hope to learn more on the matter very soon. The first Verizon smartphone to ship with the pack of Amazon apps is the newly-announced Samsung Galaxy Stellar.

source: Engadget

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6 Comments

1. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

WTH Verizon why can't you just stop adding crap to the phones that people don't want! If i wanted all these crappy apps i would download them instead your going to ruin the customers experience by a slow, bloated phone that takes for ever to update! These manufacturers need to start stepping up and telling Verizon that if your putting on carrier apps they CANNOT be built into the OS and they have to be removeable by the consumer.

2. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

As long as its removable I do not care. There is nothing worse than having bloatware you cannot remove without rooting it. They should keep their software to themselves.

3. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

True but knowing Verizon they won't be and thats what really ticks me off.

4. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

You cannot uninstall the bloatware apps. But you can disable any of them quite easily. I'm playing on a Samsung Galaxy Stellar that comes with all the Amazon bloat pre-installed.

5. MikeG77

Posts: 426; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

I'm glad you can disable them but they should be removeable per the customers discretion. This is the major reason why we need to have LTE phones that are unlocked so we can control what devices we use and what apps we downloand. What version of Android is on the Stellar?

6. zekes

Posts: 230; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

no go away

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