Nov 242012

I’ve been with T-Mobile since the release of the original G1 android phone. Overall, I am a happy customer, but the quantity of bloatware on their phones does seem to be increasing. The G2 shipped with a few odds and ends you couldn’t install, such as Twitter and Facebook. This wasn’t extremely annoying, as they were popular 3rd party apps. I’ve now upgraded to a “flagship” Samsung device that arrived with a fairly large quantity of lousy Samsung and T-Mobile apps. I’m stripping out much of this, but rooting the device and returning to stock Android is not attractive, because this device has specialized apps for a stylus (Samsung Galaxy Note II).

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