Removable bloatware in Android 5.0 Lollipop!

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Nov 3, 2014 11:10:50 AM via Website

Not sure if anyone caught the interview with Android types Dave Burke and Gabi Cohen on Ars Technica recently, but the GREAT news is that carrier bloatware will be removable in Android 5.0 Lollipop!

Here's the excerpt:

Burke: So the idea is as part of setup, Verizon might have some apps that you want like an app that tells you how much you used that month in terms of charges. There's legitimate use cases where you want apps, but you also want those apps to be treated like any other app. What happens now is when you've got a Verizon SIM in the device, it actually installs Verizon apps as part of the setup flow, and then you can remove them if you want as part of the Play Infrastructure. And Verizon can update it.

Cohen: They're not on the system partition.

Ars: Oh ok, so you can remove them?

Cohen: Yes.

How good is THAT!?!

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