Tag Archive: bloat


Do you think Samsung software has too much bloat?

Let’s chat with the AC forums.

If you’re in the market for a new Android phone, it’s often hard to go wrong with one from Samsung. The company’s Galaxy S and Note flagships are consistently some of the easiest to recommend for most people, offering things like great displays, performance, cameras, etc.

For some folks, however, Samsung phones are a tough sell because of their software. We’ve come a long way from the dark days of TouchWiz  [Read More…]

Get those unwanted apps and bloat off of your Samsung Galaxy phone

Most of us have dealt with a glut of unwanted, pre-installed apps on our phones, but thankfully there is a solution to rid ourselves of most of them. Whether its a duplicate Samsung app or carrier bloatware, you can remove most of the offending apps by disabling or uninstalling them. Here’s how to get started.

How to remove unwanted apps from the app drawer From your home screen, swipe up to enter the app drawer.

Locate the pre-installed  [Read More…]

ASUS commits to Android O, less bloat for the Zenfone 3 and 4 series

ASUS has promised Android 8.0 for its 2016 and 2017 phones.

There’s no nice way to say this, ASUS has a history bloated software and taking too much time with updates. I imported and owned the monstrous (and glorious) Zenfone 3 Ultra and my only real complaints with the device were the amount of pre-installed garbage and how slowly it got the Nougat update. It took me a full hour when I was setting up the device to turn  [Read More…]

To bloat or not to bloat? The Galaxy Nexus Question

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Several folks have pointed out a potentially troubling sight from yesterday’s Galaxy Nexus videos: the Verizon version of the Galaxy Nexus will include a small amount of Verizon bloatware. Included in Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus are two Verizon-branded applications, My Verizon Mobile and Verizon Backup Assistant.

Though these are actually two of the more useful of Verizon’s applications, it changes the fundamental understanding of what makes the Nexus line so wonderful. The Nexus  [Read More…]