Google announced it will no longer require Android phone manufacturers to preinstall Google Play Books, Google Play Newsstand, Google Play Games, and Google+ on their phones if they want to install one of Google's other apps.
A Chinese agency is taking Samsung and Oppo to court over the bloatware the companies load on their phones, claiming that the multitude of these apps unreasonably detract from the amount of storage space advertised to consumers.
Lenovo has announced that starting with the release of Windows 10, the company will no longer be including unnecessary bloatware on its machines in an effort to make amends for the Superfish adware debacle.
Hardware vendor Lenovo has been scrambling to clean up the mess caused by the PR nightmare that is the Superfish adware extension, which was bundled with all laptops and desktops sold by the brand over the last few months.
Preinstalled apps from your smartphone manufacturer or carrier can be a pain. If you don’t use it then you certainly don’t want it sucking down system resources. Even if you can’t uninstall, you can always disable, here’s how.