Nullity wrote on Jun 22, 2021, 13:00:
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 22, 2021, 00:21:This is one of the reasons why I always stick with Pixel phones direct from Google. No junk/crap-ware installed, just pure unmolested Android. That said, I haven't heard of Android Auto being uninstallable, but at least that one is useful. I use it every time I'm in my car.
Android phones, pre-installed with a shit ton of software. It's impossible to get one without Facebook and now there's Android auto which you can't uninstall
I don't have an issue with an opt-in covid tracking app being pushed down the pipe.
I should have clarified my "shit ton of apps" by meaning mainly all the Google stuff that comes pre-installed.
The last straw was Google photos with its timeline showing you a picture of something you did 2 years ago, if you click on it it tries to sell you a print.
And when you go to edit in photos some options are behind a paywall.
No thanks google, i don't need a Google One Plus Ultra subscription for $2 a month.
I setup a Samsung phone for a client, that ui is crap. Coming from a moto phone, which is basically plain unmodifed android (not as pure as Pixel, but close), to the samsung ui was painful.
And then you've got the Google play apps and Samsung Galaxy apps store just to add confusion. With most of the Samsung apps being a duplicate of the Google apps. sigh
/end nonsensical rant
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