1. anon(464338)'s Avatar
    I was considering picking up a z3 but I don't like bloat. Definitely not a Samsung guy. I have a Moto x that I'm happy with and was set on the Moto X 2 but may try something different. What do ya think?

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-02-2014 06:58 PM
  2. Kibbster's Avatar
    There are a few Sony apps that are pre-installed and can't be uninstalled there are also built in support for Sony services in the gallery and videos app.
    None of these are a major problem IMHO, you either use them or ignore them.

    The "What's new" pop up sharing the same gesture as Google now is terribad IMHO and has made me stop using Google now from the gesture just in case I accidentally launch What's new

    Apart from the Whats new irritation the rest is relatively easy to ignore.
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Haven't had a chance to use a Sony. I have heard they are like the current Motos; some bloat but not going overboard with it.
    09-02-2014 08:04 PM
  4. rob damiani's Avatar
    Can't you Root and remove the bloat?
    09-02-2014 08:10 PM
  5. anon(464338)'s Avatar
    I'd rather not have to Root. Just my preference. Anyone else that has a Z2 give me some info on this?

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-02-2014 10:54 PM
  6. Kibbster's Avatar
    There are a few Sony apps that are pre-installed and can't be uninstalled there are also built in support for Sony services in the gallery and videos app.
    None of these are a major problem IMHO, you either use them or ignore them.

    The "What's new" pop up sharing the same gesture as Google now is terribad IMHO and has made me stop using Google now from the gesture just in case I accidentally launch What's new

    Apart from the Whats new irritation the rest is relatively easy to ignore.
    09-03-2014 10:00 AM
  7. rob damiani's Avatar
    I bought the Z2 and HATED it stock. WAY TOO much bloat for me. I unlocked Bootloader, Rooted and installed CyanogenMod. Couldn't be happier.
    09-07-2014 10:03 PM
  8. malt1977's Avatar
    I personally feel that the level of bloat is acceptable, especially if compared to Samsung and HTC. I think you'll be happy with it.
    09-14-2014 02:26 AM
  9. Lu99ke's Avatar
    Agree - what's new is horrendous!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-25-2014 03:25 PM
  10. patrixl's Avatar
    The what's new CAN be removed without root, with judicious application of adb:

    adb shell
    pm block com.sonymobile.advancedwidget.entrance
    exit
    adb reboot


    source: XDA - get it done without root - Post #20 - XDA Forums
    12-28-2014 12:34 AM
  11. random_001's Avatar
    Well, it's still better than Samsung's bloatware. Also, you can simply block the app in Android Settings.
    02-08-2015 04:14 PM

Similar Threads

  1. How to do a hard reset on an LG G2
    By Oluwadare Oyadiji in forum LG G2
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 02-08-2015, 03:19 PM
  2. Rooted Kindle Fire HD with ICS
    By valentinperalta in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-03-2014, 06:07 PM
  3. which is the best brand for android phone?
    By rahulrajcse in forum The Android Central Lounge
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-03-2014, 09:42 AM
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-03-2014, 12:47 AM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-03-2014, 12:36 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD