Is it necessary to close the Android code to combat bloatware?

Primer plano Google Nexus 6

The battle against bloatware is not new . For years, smartphones and tablets Android have struggled under the weight of tremendous amounts of software inflation has diminished and hurt its capabilities in one way or another . Whether it comes to applications for manufacturers, as if operators are applications will fit almost shoehorned into devices .

is a scourge that takes much more time with us than we want to admit, and is a problem that is not unique to the mobile industry . Personal computers usually come with bloatware to stop a train added to particular Windows installation. In some cases it is an deal with the developer said software , which has reached some kind of agreement with the manufacturer of the machine.

In other cases even come to include malware , as has been the case for Lenovo computers, that our fellow Rooting and documented in an article, which also said how to remove that malware . Yes, on personal computers is a huge problem, and anyone who thinks that this does not happen in the smartphones and tablets are mistaken .

Manufacturers should focus on hardware

Opera Mini Andro4all Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

There you go far back in time to see reasons why manufacturers should be limited to hardware instead of walking flirting with software , or go adding things. Just think of the recent news that talk of a important security hole on the touch screen Samsung , affecting 600 million Samsung devices in the Galaxy S family, as you can see in this video

To understand how it was possible to produce this hole must think how the core app Korean dismounted, in the case keyboard Samsung is not SwiftKey another, then how remounted everything with the manufacturer code above. This should already make clear why OEMs should not tangle with software .

Korean tried to blame SwiftKey , but in this case the application developer had your back covered: The version can be achieved in the Google Play Store is free of vulnerability affects Samsung devices. The only ones who tweaked to convenience the application code to the user for unknown reasons were Koreans.

Android closing the problem is solved it?


At the moment one can not but wonder whether not closing these problems would be over Android . Not only the issue of bloatware preinstalled or security holes resulting from that manufacturers want to put to tinker with the code, but for what can mean for users .

If we recapitulate the arguments presented by our fellow Metro WinPhone few days concerning the security of Windows Phone does, perhaps using pure versions of Android as the recent Google Nexus 6 could be controlled much better bloatware and make the entire industry avanzase at a rate roughly similar, without having to rely on that manufacturers are done playing with the code of Android before receiving the latest improvements .

One of the things that has always stood for Android has been concerned with an open mobile system where everyone can collaborate. That, for better or worse, has its counterparts, including having security holes caused by manufacturers. Wear on Google Android have made the right decision and have decided that everyone use the same version of the system . Perhaps in the smartphones would be when considering the same.

More software preinstalled = more income to the manufacturer

Galaxy S6 Edge

The bloatware there for a reason, and it is for help the manufacturer to get extra funding reaching agreements with third parties to include their applications preinstalled on your terminal. This allows, in theory lower the final cost device for the user, but it leads to another question: How much would a Samsung Galaxy S6 if did not include bloatware, then ?

In any case, IMHO maybe it would take more control by Google what manufacturers do with your code. It is an eternal debate that has opened up many times, and never reach a consensus, but need resolved quickly .

We live in a time when privacy and security are the order of the day , and many users carry sensitive data in your pocket. Security holes such as Samsung, or perhaps other software can be granted permits himself to displaying advertising, end up by cause a serious problem . Enough problems malware Android already has.

The bloatware has to end as soon as possible , and perhaps the only way to ensure Google intervention requiring them to take action on the matter would be shutdown.

And you do you think? Do I need to stop by closing the Android code to combat bloatware? to leave your mark.

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