Korea Rules Towards Removable Bloatware in Case of Android Devices
Many users act towards removing unnecessary software in case of smartphones coming from the more demanding manufacturers. Though with the latest versions of the OS Google included the option to disable pre-installed apps, for the Koreans the measure seems hardly not enough. More so, they wish and will be the first to really fight against the exclusion of bloatware according to the user’s choice.
The Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning has decided that all device manufacturers running a certain OS must include the option for users to eliminate pre-installed apps – including the basic kind. The measure will likely fall like a stone in Samsung’s, LG or Sony’s stomach as the apps they include with their hardware represent a source of income and also the means to establish their own identity. Still the option to include the apps is available as always in case they decide to include the option for removal.
What comes as sort of a shock is the fact that not only such software as proprietary App Stores or media playback options are to include the uninstall option, but also the most basic apps. That including connectivity relate software for WiFi or NFC and even the Settings app. As the importance of the Korean market is undisputed we are curious as to what sort of solution the manufacturer will choose. As Apple does not allow pre-installed apps of any kind all eyes are now on Android. So far any official comment in this regard from Google or other manufacturers has been declined.