1. JohnBoyCr's Avatar
    I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy J5 and am overall quite happy with the phone, at least after changing the awful Lollipop theme. My biggest complaint is that the phone was preloaded with a bunch of Microsoft apps. Is there any way, short of rooting the phone, to get rid of those apps that I don't want. I might want to keep Skype, but not if I have to keep all the rest of that Microsoft garbage.

    What I really don't understand is if they wanted to install productivity software, why not use the Linux equivalents to those Microsoft apps. I mean GOSH, Android is a Linux derivative why not use Linux apps? Probably because Microsoft has lots of money. DOH ! hahaha, DOH, get it?
    01-07-2016 08:41 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! You generally can't uninstall preinstalled bloatware unless you root the phone. Some manufacturers are getting a little better about this, but I doubt you can uninstall those Microsoft apps. The reason why they do this, as you guessed, is money. I'm sure Microsoft pays a handsome sum of money to Samsung to get their apps on those devices.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-07-2016 11:41 AM

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