Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Jan 2014 12:32 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Smartphone users in South Korea will soon be able to have the option of deleting unnecessary pre-installed bloatware, thanks to new industry guidelines commencing in April.

"The move aims to rectify an abnormal practice that causes inconvenience to smartphone users and causes unfair competition among industry players," said the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, in a press release.

New regulations that fly directly in the face of the biggest player in mobile - Samsung. Odd, since we were told that Samsung owns the South-Korean government.

I do wonder where the line is drawn, though. Will South-Koreans also be able to delete Newsstand and Weather from iOS, or the Calculator from Android?

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RE[2]: And???
by AndyB on Mon 27th Jan 2014 21:25 UTC in reply to "RE: And???"
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Microsoft volunteerly paid a fee because browser choice was forgotten in Windows 8.

Shouldn't that be 'forgotten' in the sense of they had no intention of leaving out IE from Windows, regardless of lawsuits etc.

Having a version of Browser Choice which downloads and installs the users choice of browser via WGET or similar is a fair way of doing it and does not require a default browser of any kind!

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