Good and EVO

Bloatware is removable on HTC EVO 3D and View 4G, thanks mostly to Adib

Fared-Adib Remember when we found out that one can very easily remove much of the bloatware on the HTC EVO 3D and the EVO View 4G, no root required? Or, at the very least, most of the bloat can be hidden, if not removed completely. Well, now we finally know who to thank for that!

In a recent meeting with tech reporters at Sprint's Overland Park campus, Sprint's Vice President of Product Development Fared Adib stated, "we've got to get rid of these preloaded apps on our devices. A lot of customers don't want this." Thanks in large part to pressure from Adib, Sprint has changed its approach with all new devices going forward, starting with the EVO 3D and EVO View 4G. Sprint's official plan is now to minimize the amount of pre-installed apps and make the majority of apps that do still come pre-installed removable.

Now, if only Sprint could have made Sprint Mobile Wallet, Spider-Man, and the shortcut to The Green Hornet removable, I would have been set from day one. Still, with permanent root right around the corner, we shouldn't have to wait for long.

So let's give it up for Fared Adib!

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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