Thursday, July 24, 2014
The Verizon LG G3 Doesn't Have Pre-installed Bloatware
According to Droid-Life, Verizon is not pre-installing bloatware on its variant of the LG G3. Instead they are trying out a new program that downloads the applications during the setup process. This is much better for users of the device as it means that apps you will never use can be uninstalled not just disabled. This is a huge step for the Android ecosystem. For most people, these apps only take up valuable space and, in some cases, cause battery drain.
A lot of my iPhone toting friends and colleagues have said in the past that bloatware is one of the biggest reasons they will not switch to Android. This doesn't solve the problem completely, but it may be a nice compromise that is certainly better for consumers. Why should the phone carriers be deciding what apps are installed on my phone. I am not going to use VZNavigator and if I want My Verizon it is free to download in the Play Store. I sincerely hope that this spreads to the other carriers and ends the days when your brand new phone came with 15 apps installed that weren't from Google. This also makes the G3 a much more tempting device. Hit the source link if you would like to read more. Maybe one day we can reach the point where it is possible to buy an Android device on contract that comes only with a browser, an email and SMS client, and the Play Store.