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Old 08-15-2013, 11:02 AM   #1
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Who has more bloatware android or iphones?


hi

I never owned an iphone nor know much about them. Out of the box, do android phones have more bloatware than iphone or vice versa?
 
Old 08-15-2013, 11:20 AM   #2
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"Android" is the operating system. It has no bloatware.

Bloatware is manufacturer specific. For example, Samsung has 5 or 6 applications that they really enjoy putting on their phones, whereas Motorola installs only 3.

The type of service also affects you. ATT for example, installs a bunch of contacts and some apps.

So, it depends on what phone, and what service we are talking about.
 
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:27 AM   #3
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I guess it depends..

I have never had an iPhone, but I have a g1, HTC Sensation and a Nexus7

The g1 didn't have any bloatware
The sensation I picked up off ebay was Orange(UK), so had OrangebloatWare, but I rooted it and cleaned it up, then put CyanogenMOd on it

The Nexus7, has some google bloat, but no where near that of Orange(UK)
I unlocked the bootloader, and removed what I didn't want
I did put CM on it, but I have gone back to 'stock' since ( no real reason , I'll probably put CM back on it at some point )

If you don't want bloat, go google branded 'Nexus'
( wish I had waited for the Nexus4, but my g1 was in a bad way from many drops )
 
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"Android" is the operating system. It has no bloatware.

Bloatware is manufacturer specific. For example, Samsung has 5 or 6 applications that they really enjoy putting on their phones, whereas Motorola installs only 3.
OK, I stand corrected.

Actually, the bloatware I was referring to was the one from the manufacturer as you said, the second from Google and lastly those from the phone company ATT, Sprint, Virgin, etc...

I wish we had the ease of removing these apps without the need to root a phone.

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OK, I stand corrected.

Actually, the bloatware I was referring to was the one from the manufacturer as you said, the second from Google and lastly those from the phone company ATT, Sprint, Virgin, etc...

I wish we had the ease of removing these apps without the need to root a phone.
They specifically choose to make them -uninstallable- programs, because.. hell, IMO its spyware, adware, tracking stuff. Anything they can use to make more money off of selling your information.

That is why we have to push for the legalization of unlocking phones, so we dont get stuck with that bullshit.
 
  


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