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elrous0 writes: According to a recent article in Wired, consumers of many new Android devices (including Samsung’s Vibrant and HTC's EVO) are complaining about the increasing presence of something that has plagued consumer PC's for years: Bloatware (or, to use the more kind euphemism, "Pre-installed software" that the computer manufacturer gets paid to include on a new PC). Unfortunately the bloatware (aka "crapware") that comes with these phones has a nasty quality not found on even the most bloated PC: it can't be removed. Many angry consumers have begun to complain openly about this disturbing trend. Is bloatware going to become a standard annoyance on our locked-down mobile devices, or will consumers ultimately revolt?
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"Bloatware" becoming a problem on Android Phones

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