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South Korea to banish bloatware from smartphones

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.

By January 24, 2014


Get useless bloatware off your Galaxy S4

Get rid of those bloaty, unnecessary apps that come pre-installed on the Samsung Galaxy S4.

By May 6, 2013


Get rid of bloatware 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.

By May 6, 2013


Facebook Home: Bold experiment or extreme bloatware?

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.

By April 4, 2013


HTC Desire owners angered by Vodafone 'bloatware' update

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

By August 4, 2010


Apple holds strong over bloatware in Japan

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.

By November 15, 2011


Ice Cream Sandwich lets you kill bloatware apps

Google's new Ice Cream Sandwich smart phone software will let you kill any app, including the manufacturer's added extras.

By October 20, 2011


Ice Cream Sandwich: Say goodbye to bloatware

The Android 4.0 OS update known as Ice Cream Sandwich includes one understated feature that users have been requesting for years.

By October 19, 2011


Motoblur name to fade into obscurity, but bloatware to remain?

Motorola may scrap the Motoblur brand when talking about its phones and tablets, but the software may still continue to exist in the background.

By June 13, 2011


Samsung Galaxy S 2 pre-loaded apps tested: Fine fare or bloatware?

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?

9 Images By May 22, 2011