Google lowers Android bloatware requirements

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#1

We’ve just posted the following news: Google lowers Android bloatware requirements[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2014/10/myce-android-lollipop2-95x75.png[/newsimage]

New Android smartphones will come with less Google apps pre-installed. The developer of the Android operating system now allows phone manufacturers to ship phones with less of Google apps installed.

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#2

That’s wonderful for new phones but what about those of us with perfectly functional older phones.
Would dearly like to rid my phone of about a dozen Google apps, but short of rooting it, not possible.
Not in the market for a new phone as their physical size has gotten ridiculous!
Size of today’s phones is approaching that of the massive boomboxes we used to carry in the 80’s!
Been there, done that, got the hernia and am not going back there.
Holding on to my stash of Experia E1s.


#3

What would really make Android better is not locking the devices down. No locked bootloaders, no denying users root, no forcing users to keep apps they don’t want. At worst, Android should lock the phones/tablets as a security measure, while making it not-too-hard for users to unlock them. If youses want to install a non-default Android distribution, they should be allowed to do so.

[QUOTE=olddancer;2758894]That’s wonderful for new phones but what about those of us with perfectly functional older phones.
Would dearly like to rid my phone of about a dozen Google apps, but short of rooting it, not possible.
Not in the market for a new phone as their physical size has gotten ridiculous!
Size of today’s phones is approaching that of the massive boomboxes we used to carry in the 80’s!
Been there, done that, got the hernia and am not going back there.
Holding on to my stash of Experia E1s.[/QUOTE]

Remember the 2000’s when people used to brag about how small their phones were? Those were the days.