Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Aug 2015 22:55 UTC
Android

Recent changes to the rules phone makers need to follow to get a Google approved version of Android have allowed for certain apps to no longer be mandatory. Google Play Games, Google Play Books, Google+ and Google Newsstand now join the ranks with Google Earth and Google Keep as apps that aren't a required part of the Google applications package. They are still in the Play Store, are still regularly updated and will work just as well for those of us who want them. And this is how things ought to be. In fact, we'd like to see even more Google apps get sent packing, but still be there in the Play store for those who want them.

Good. The less crapware - even stock crapware - on our phones, the better. I hope Apple follows in Google's footsteps, because iOS is accumulating a seizable amount of crapware too.

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Crapware on IOS??
by brichpmr on Thu 20th Aug 2015 09:05 UTC
brichpmr
Member since:
2006-04-22

I'm looking at the 295 apps currently installed on my iPhone 6. What 'crapware' am I looking for, Thom?

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RE: Crapware on IOS??
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 20th Aug 2015 09:57 in reply to "Crapware on IOS??"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I'm looking at the 295 apps currently installed on my iPhone 6. What 'crapware' am I looking for, Thom?


Newsstand. iBooks. The Apple Watch advertisement app. Stocks. Podcasts. Etc.

All useless crapware I'm not allowed to remove.

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RE[2]: Crapware on IOS??
by Morgan on Thu 20th Aug 2015 11:16 in reply to "RE: Crapware on IOS??"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

All useless crapware I'm not allowed to remove.


That's one of the great things about Windows phones, you can remove any and all carrier software, and even some Microsoft/Lumia software if you choose. That goes all the way back to when I started with Windows Phone on the HTC Arrive; all of the HTC and Sprint crapware could be deleted leaving the phone as a bare Windows device.

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RE[2]: Crapware on IOS??
by shotsman on Thu 20th Aug 2015 15:31 in reply to "RE: Crapware on IOS??"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

Hmmm the Podcast App was a download for my Company iPhone 6. It didn't come with the phone.

That device has less than two screen fulls of apps. I don't get the bloatware claim. This device was bought directly from Apple not via a carrier and is totally unlocked.

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RE[2]: Crapware on IOS??
by kristoph on Fri 21st Aug 2015 02:04 in reply to "RE: Crapware on IOS??"
kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

It is really stupid I can't even remove 'Tips' and 'Voice Memo's' and whatever.

I don't particularly object to Apple installing these apps but I do object to them not being removable.

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RE[2]: Crapware on IOS??
by brichpmr on Fri 21st Aug 2015 08:59 in reply to "RE: Crapware on IOS??"
brichpmr Member since:
2006-04-22

"I'm looking at the 295 apps currently installed on my iPhone 6. What 'crapware' am I looking for, Thom?


Newsstand. iBooks. The Apple Watch advertisement app. Stocks. Podcasts. Etc.

All useless crapware I'm not allowed to remove.
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Oh yes, those I moved to one folder I created (named whatever I want) and moved to the last screen on my phone....a veritable non-issue...much ado about not much.

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