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    Question Vodafone killing Android with Bloatware

    Well i am shocked that there has not been more posted about this mess caused by Vodafone
    on there own HTC section
    There are alot of upset customers
    see
    Rich Communication Suite - HTC One - Vodafone eForum
    This is because they rolled out a update 4.4.4 and after it install there asked for a number this is for the RCS app used to send sms
    Now Vodafone's very Late answer was to show how to stop the sync and stating that disables the app no it does not
    as they have removed the App disable feature so this app is still running
    Sony Z1 and Z2 users have managed to do a work around which does dissable this
    But i fear as Samsung Galaxy S5 users who could disable apps found out they remove this
    I thought Google had put a stop to this Practice were any third party app can be dissablred
    On the HTC section there already on about Rooting to get rid of this
    see
    Rooting, warranty and pre-installed apps - Vodafone eForum
    How can Vodafone get away with this
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    Default Re: Vodafone killing Android with Bloatware

    Unfortunately, the carriers can do what they want with the phones they sell, since they're selling them to the customer at a reduced price. A lot of the bloatware helps subsidize the cost. Verizon is apparently running a trial of being able to uninstall certain pieces of bloatware, but this is not widespread yet, and is not something that Google can control.

    The best thing you can do is make your opinion known to Vodafone, and if enough people voice their displeasure, maybe they'll change things. If they don't, vote with your wallet and your business, and switch to another provider.
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    Default Re: Vodafone killing Android with Bloatware

    We have and are doing
    see
    Re: Rich Communication Suite - HTC One - Page 10 - Vodafone eForum
    The case that was put to Google was
    1. its a Third party App that can not be dissabled as they removed this
    2. They did let us remove there Bloatware but back track before this was rolled out
    3 This App replaces a system app with out the users concent
    and Google can as All phones state Powered by Android and all Manufactures signed up to this
    the way its been Heavy Handley forced on Customers with no Notice and no way back and no info as to what it is

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