1. Nancy L Miller's Avatar
    Purpose for this device: occasional googling while on wifi, short notes, lists
    What I've done: hard reset, and force-stopped several apps
    Results: no improvement

    What apps can be safely stopped, disabled or removed?

    Please understand I am not very tech-oriented. (evident, right?)
    Thank you in advance.
    12-15-2014 08:18 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Unfortunately, it may have more to do with the device's hardware or firmware. Nextbook is a relatively inexpensive brand, so the quality won't always be up to snuff.

    If you give us a list of the preinstalled apps, we might be able to give you some advice on what to disable.
    12-15-2014 09:35 PM
  3. Nancy L Miller's Avatar
    ALL of these were installed when it was taken out of the box = omigosh am I confused!
    As stated earlier: would like to be able to Google search, keep a running grocery list,
    make some notes here and there - hopefully by voice. Thanks!

    Adobe Flash Player
    Android Keyboard
    Android Live Wallpaper
    Android System
    AppInstaller
    ASTRO
    B&N Nook
    Books Provider
    Browser
    Bubbles
    Calculator
    Calendar
    Calendar Storage
    Camera
    Certificate Installer
    Chrome
    Clock
    CloudLink Toolbox
    com.android.backupconfirm
    com.android.providerspartnerbookmarks
    com.android.provision
    com.android.sharedstoragebackup
    com.android.wallpaper.holospiral
    Dictionary Provider
    Download Manager
    Downloads
    DRM Protected Content Storage
    EBook
    Email
    Exchange Services
    Face Unlock
    File Browser
    Flixster
    Gallery
    Gmail
    Google Acct Mgr
    Google Backup Transport
    Google Bookmarks Sync
    Google Calendar Sync
    Google Contacts Sync
    Google One Time Init
    Google Partner Setup
    Google Play Books
    Google Play Movies & TV
    Google Play Movies
    Google Play Store
    Google Search
    Google Services Framework
    Google Text-to-Speech-Engine
    Google+
    HDMI Switch
    Help
    Home Screen Tips
    HTML Viewer
    Key Chain
    Launcher
    Live Wallpaper Picker
    Magic Smoke Wallpapers
    Maps
    Market Feedback Agent
    Media Storage
    Movie Player
    Music Visualization Wallpapers
    MusicFX
    My Uploads
    Network Location
    Nextbook App
    Office Suite
    OTA Service
    Package Access Helper
    Package Installer
    Phase Beam
    Search Applications Provider
    Settings
    Settings Storage
    Sound Recorder
    Springpad
    Startup Wizard
    Street View
    System UI
    Talk
    TalkBack
    Task Killer
    Upgrade
    User Dictionary
    Voice Search
    Vpn Dialogs
    Wizard Help
    YouTube
    12-15-2014 10:36 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    There isn't that much excess bloat. A lot of it is typical system stuff. I bolded the things that I would disable.

    ALL of these were installed when it was taken out of the box = omigosh am I confused!
    As stated earlier: would like to be able to Google search, keep a running grocery list,
    make some notes here and there - hopefully by voice. Thanks!

    Adobe Flash Player
    Android Keyboard
    Android Live Wallpaper
    Android System
    AppInstaller
    ASTRO
    B&N Nook
    Books Provider (assuming you don't use the eBook app)
    Browser
    Bubbles
    Calculator
    Calendar
    Calendar Storage
    Camera
    Certificate Installer
    Chrome
    Clock
    CloudLink Toolbox
    com.android.backupconfirm
    com.android.providerspartnerbookmarks
    com.android.provision
    com.android.sharedstoragebackup
    com.android.wallpaper.holospiral
    Dictionary Provider
    Download Manager
    Downloads
    DRM Protected Content Storage
    EBook
    Email (if you only use Gmail, you don't need this app)
    Exchange Services (if you only use Gmail, you don't need this)
    Face Unlock
    File Browser
    Flixster
    Gallery
    Gmail
    Google Acct Mgr
    Google Backup Transport
    Google Bookmarks Sync
    Google Calendar Sync
    Google Contacts Sync
    Google One Time Init
    Google Partner Setup
    Google Play Books
    Google Play Movies & TV
    Google Play Movies
    Google Play Store
    Google Search
    Google Services Framework
    Google Text-to-Speech-Engine
    Google+
    HDMI Switch
    Help
    Home Screen Tips
    HTML Viewer
    Key Chain
    Launcher
    Live Wallpaper Picker
    Magic Smoke Wallpapers
    Maps
    Market Feedback Agent
    Media Storage
    Movie Player
    Music Visualization Wallpapers
    MusicFX
    My Uploads
    Network Location
    Nextbook App (but depends on what this actually does)
    Office Suite (I use Google Drive, so other office suites aren't that helpful)
    OTA Service
    Package Access Helper
    Package Installer
    Phase Beam
    Search Applications Provider
    Settings
    Settings Storage
    Sound Recorder
    Springpad
    Startup Wizard
    Street View
    System UI
    Talk
    TalkBack
    Task Killer (Task killers aren't that helpful on Android)
    Upgrade
    User Dictionary
    Voice Search
    Vpn Dialogs
    Wizard Help
    YouTube
    12-16-2014 12:46 AM
  5. Nancy L Miller's Avatar
    Thank you very much B. Diddy for the advice. I'll try this and give you an update.
    12-17-2014 01:50 AM
  6. Nancy L Miller's Avatar
    Just an update: after following the advice from B. Diddy, I am able to do just as I wished with my Nextbook. I have experimented with 'force stopping' some other apps and have experienced increased speed. Thank you for the good advice!
    01-13-2015 08:39 PM

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