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Samsung Galaxy S6 to let you hide preinstalled apps

Owners of the new smartphones will apparently be able to hide many of the apps that come already loaded.

By March 23, 2015


Microsoft to preinstall more apps on Android with Dell partnership

Windows apps are arriving on new devices from Dell and other hardware makers. Microsoft is also expanding its partnership with Samsung.

By March 23, 2015


Firefox gets mobile foothold from Android preinstallation deals

Second-tier phones and tablets from Gigabyte and Kobo will have the mobile browser built in, a move that could help Mozilla's ambition of having more mobile influence.

By November 7, 2013


Samsung Galaxy S5: Everything you need to know (FAQ)

We've peered deep within the Galaxy S5 to answer your burning questions about Samsung's next superphone.

By February 27, 2014


What Mozilla is doing with its big pile of new money (Q&A)

Revenue at the nonprofit group nearly doubled in 2012 thanks to a new deal with Google. The money, says executive chair Mitchell Baker, is funding a big push to bring Firefox to the mobile market.

By November 21, 2013


How to disable preinstalled apps on the Galaxy Nexus

Too afraid to root your device, but want to get rid of some of those preinstalled apps on your Galaxy Nexus? You're in luck; you can disable preinstalled apps on your Galaxy Nexus. Read on to find out how.

By January 9, 2012


Cellular South to offer HTC Merge in April with Amazon app store preinstalled

Carrier Cellular South is the first to offer customers out-of-box access to the Android Market and Amazon.com's new app store.

By March 29, 2011


Apple ditching preinstalled Flash on future Macs

Owners of the new MacBook Air will have to install Adobe Flash themselves. Apple says eventually all new Macs will follow suit.

By October 22, 2010


Amplified badgers, cam-driven gnomes: David Cranmer's world

When we first encountered the "Badgermin," we knew we'd stumbled on the work of a crackpot inventor with an enthusiasm for electronic music and, perhaps, taxidermy. He didn't disappoint.

By March 10, 2012


Google gets what Mozilla wants: a Sony preinstall

Google Chrome will be shipping with Sony Vaio PCs, which may pave the way for Mozilla getting its own Firefox preinstall.

By September 1, 2009