Bloatware – no one really likes them, but unfortunately in the US and in other parts of the world, carriers tend to shove them down your throat in a bid to get you to use their services. Some might not mind, but some do, considering that these apps and services can either lead to a laggy experience or taking up unnecessary space.
Now the good news is that if you’re a LG G3 owner and you got your phone from Verizon, Droid-Life is reporting that Verizon is currently testing out a new program in which they will allow users to remove bloatware. While the apps will be downloaded and installed during the activation process, users will be able to remove them as easily as they would if they were uninstalling a regular app.
According to Verizon, “The applications can be completely and entirely uninstalled by the customer via the standard uninstall process. Customers will not incur any data usage or charges for the download and installation of these applications.”
However according to Droid-Life, while the removal does it, it only works for certain apps and not all of the apps can be removed. We’re not sure if this is because the carrier is still in the process of trialing the new service, or if it’s because Verizon is only planning to allow customers to remove some apps, not all. Either way what do you guys think? Is this a good effort by Verizon?