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    Default Verizon Testing Unwanted App Removal on LG G3

    http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=14375I smashed my beloved MOTO X so I need to go get something fast, if this article is true, I will go order this phone today. I am not interested in rooting. Can anyone confirm or refute this article for me? It would be greatly appreciated.
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    That link doesn't work for me. What's it about?
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    Default Re: Is this true?

    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    That link doesn't work for me. What's it about?
    Sorry, I dont know why the link did not work, it is an article on phone scoop from July 25th stating "Verizon Wireless is trialling a new policy on the LG G3 that allows owners to remove bloatware. Like many smartphones, the G3 ships with preloaded applications selected by Verizon. Device owners have no say in which apps are preloaded and may find them useless or uninteresting. Typically, preloaded apps cannot be removed from smartphones. That changes with the LG G3. According to Verizon, preloaded "applications can be completely and entirely uninstalled by the customer via the standard uninstall process." Customers need to use the built-in Android app manager to delete any unwanted apps. Deleting apps frees phones of clutter and clears valuable storage space. Verizon didn't say if it will expand the trial to other devices." .....Is this true? can the Verizon bloat be removed from the G3 without root?
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    It should work now..
    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    That link doesn't work for me. What's it about?
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    Wow, that would be awesome! But I wonder if it's really going to take hold. It seems to me that Verizon would have no incentive to do this--they have a somewhat captive audience (although other upstart carriers have been making inroads), and they get revenue from the app makers who pay to get their apps installed as bloat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    Wow, that would be awesome! But I wonder if it's really going to take hold. It seems to me that Verizon would have no incentive to do this--they have a somewhat captive audience (although other upstart carriers have been making inroads), and they get revenue from the app makers who pay to get their apps installed as bloat.
    I'm wondering if anyone with the Verizon version can tell me if this actually true.

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    Yes, it's true. Three apps: Slacker, Hotels.com and ... something else I forget what.
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    WOW..all three huh? lol
    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Nickinson View Post
    Yes, it's true. Three apps: Slacker, Hotels.com and ... something else I forget what.
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    Does it seriously​ come with Hotels.com as bloatware?!? That's ridiculous.

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