Phone makers and carriers, take notice: You'll have to let smartphone owners delete all that software you stuff into handsets that no one actually wants.
Get rid of those bloaty, unnecessary apps that come pre-installed on the Samsung Galaxy S4.
The Galaxy S4 comes with plenty of software preinstalled, but that doesn't mean you're going to use it all. Donald Bell shows you how to remove unwanted items from your sight.
commentary The Facebook phone isn't a phone at all, but a comprehensive skin that runs on top of the OS. Android purists will not be pleased.
HTC Desire users on Vodafone forums are furious after the download of a 'bloatware' update which many were hoping to be the Android 2.2 Froyo upgrade
According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Apple has not given in to pressure from Japan's largest cellular network, NTT DoCoMo, to include carrier-specific apps on the iPhone. Apple's stance has caused negotiations to get the iPhone on NTT DoCoMo to stall.
Google's new Ice Cream Sandwich smart phone software will let you kill any app, including the manufacturer's added extras.
The Android 4.0 OS update known as Ice Cream Sandwich includes one understated feature that users have been requesting for years.
Motorola may scrap the Motoblur brand when talking about its phones and tablets, but the software may still continue to exist in the background.
With the Samsung Galaxy S 2, Samsung's given Android a unique twist, adding a slew of its own applications to Google's mobile OS. But which ones are worth your time, and which ones are rubbish?