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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!

[Engadget]
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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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7 thoughts on “Bloatware is removable on HTC EVO 3D and View 4G, thanks mostly to Adib

  • If only they’d push an update for the original Evo that allowed this too!

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  • Are there any plans for this update to come the HTC EVO 4G?

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  • Avatar of Steve Gaudreau

    Hi five kid!

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  • There’s absolutely nothing stopping them from pushing a tiny software update to everyone else (like EVO 4G) to make this available to them as well. If Sprint *really* cares about what its customers want–and according to this they do–they’ll let EVO 4G users get rid of this trash too. The “lot of customers” who don’t want this are largely the EVO 4G people, so respond to them, not just new customers!

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  • I agree they need to spread the love to the EVO 4G

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  • I’ve always thought that Bloatware isn’t awful as long as I can remove it. I may end up learning about a package I wouldn’t try – but let me remove it.

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