klaus bohm, 27 Sep 2014... am OK with that; reduce the third-party bloatware. Since Android is the Google OS its onl... moreYou are on point, many ignorant people will over see this. Google deserves at least some benefit of its hard work, for several years they've designed android for us. I do not like bloatware from cellphone companies but if one day come from Google I would not be agaisnt it, because they are the one that make our android enviroment so good and so different from IOS. Thanks Google.
Google apps we actually USE, bloatware from carriers we DO NOT.It will not be a big difference. I think it will still be a small price to pay tu use for android OS over IOS. We'll still have more liberties than IOS-8, IOS-9, etc.
... am OK with that; reduce the third-party bloatware. Since Android is the Google OS its only logical that Google wants the most apps of their own on third party devices
It will improve the hardware/software integration
As a result, manufacturers need concentrate on hardware or come up with their own OS.
From a business point of view, I always wondered why it took Google so long to cash in on their 'natural monopoly'
Google learning from Samsung with all its uninstallable apps. 20 Google apps + the same apps by Samsung = 40 uninstallable apps. Reminds me of Microsoft "forgetting" to include browser selection panel in W7 leaving IE as the only choice on the desktop. Until caught by the EU.
People always complain bought bloatware from the phone vendors, but I have always thought that biggest source of Android bloatware has always been Google, and now it is going to get a LOT worse.
I hope the EU takes them down over this, as this is far worse than the browser bundling that Microsoft was punished for.
I would also like to see more forked versions of Android from the phone vendors to circumvent this bloat. Maybe the phone vendors can collaborate to create a standard fork that is developed in the open and kick Google out of the equation?
Ha, so bloatware on Samsung phone is going to be 80 from 70. Not so bad.
Google starts to behave like apple,i will start to consider buying an iphone.
As long as those apps are useful, non-intrusive, not resource hogs, then I don't mind.
Otherwise I'll root my phone clean from google spyware.
At least make apps and games movable to sd games are getting bigger in Gb's
At least I learned to root my device. Thanks to Google by the way because kitkat turned my 32gb sdcard useless. Now, thanks to google, it seems I wil have to learn how to unlock the bootloader to install roms without bloatware.
Anonymous, 27 Sep 2014nsa ok ..Actually he's right. SELinux, which is an NSA made security modification to the Linux Kernel is included in Android.
It's all out there. Google it.
AOSP Roms without GApps at all give me an hour more onscreen time per day. Google is always watching you.
Actually not a bad idea as most of the Google apps can be disabled unlike OEM skins which don't allow you to disable pointless apps.
As long as these apps can be uninstalled it´s ok. Otherwise, its bloatware. I just use YouTube (wich is becoming quite unpleasant to use by itself with the ads), and, from time to time, Maps. Chrome is my default browser but i´m willing to change that if the God damn ads keep filling half of the screen. The rest are options that, if needed, the Play Store should have them available thru a direct link from an app on the device.
Android is all fun and games until Google or the manufacturers decide to implement things as they see fit. For that, i rather pick up an iPhone.
Force Majeure, 27 Sep 2014More NSA spyware?You mean "no strings attached"? :)
I'm OK with. At least their apps are functional & useful! I use Google Search, Google Now Launcher, Hangouts, Play Store, Google Calendar, Google Keep, Gmail, Google Maps, Chrome, Chrome to Phone, Chromecast, Google Keyboard, Play Music, Google Wallet daily! Damn! Thats 14 Google apps!!