Upcoming Android Smartphones And Tablets May Have Less Google Apps Installed

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As per updated partner guidelines that Google has put out, some Google Apps will not be pre-installed in future Android devices.

As per updated partner guidelines, Google may stop offering some its apps as default in future Android devices. Sometimes OEMs like to install their own apps and services on their phones, most users find them not useful and consider them a bloatware. While users do not consider Google Apps as bloatware, some of the apps like Google+, Google Play Games, Google Play Books, or the Google Newsstand are not used by many and only takes up the precious storage in your device.

The good news is that Google is removing these apps from the default Android Apps and those who want to use them can download these apps from the Play Store. This is thanks to the updated partner guidelines that Google has put out, which takes some of these apps off the required pre-install list.

For those unfamiliar with the process, basically Google has requirements that OEM partners need to meet, and it used to be that Google’s suite of apps had to be preinstalled, which includes some of the apps we mentioned above. However with the updated guidelines, OEMs can now opt to not include said apps.

Of course, this does not stop the OEMs from installing their own applications. Nor does it stop the carriers from pre-installing every app they think they can make a few pennies from installing. You are still going to have apps like T-Mobile TV, Sprint Zone, AT&T Navigator and Verizon Messenger installed, whether you want them or not.

Amarnath Natarajan

I am a freelance programmer and tech enthusiast. In my spare time I contribute to this website.

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