Samsung‘s bloatware apps are legendary in the Android community and the fact all these apps can’t be deleted has turned away many an Android purist. Thankfully for those people (in China at least), a consumer rights committee has been successful in forcing Samsung to allow “unwanted apps” to be deleted – Samsung says it will be providing software patches next month which make this possible. And the committee’s yardstick? The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9008S) which allegedly had 44 pre-installed apps of which 24 could not be removed – that might not sound like much, but it all adds up. Samsung has said that this will even be allowed on their most recent devices, including the Galaxy S6.
And the committee is keen to see this solution through, saying: “If Samsung fails to meet its own promise, then the legal tussle will be continued and expanded”. I’m genuinely surprised that Samsung has backed down and conceded this battle – if all it takes is a committee of well informed individuals to make Samsung, or any company, make their bloatware removeable, then I don’t know why this hasn’t been happening more – then again, this decision only has jurisdiction in China, for now.
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Source: Korea Times via SamMobile
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