No device owner likes bloatware but at least you know it is there when you go to buy the device. However, that could change soon as operators start signing up for Ignite, a service that allows networks to force install bloatware on your device after you have already paid for it.
Android Pit reports that Digital Turbine’s service is currently being touted to mobile operators. The main appeal for networks is that it will allow them to ship devices faster as they won’t need to authorize or even develop first party apps prior to release. Instead they can get the device in your hands with no bloatware and then remotely force it on to your phone later.
US networks Verizon and T-Mobile are apparently on-board, other networks may follow suit. Bloatware generally consists of apps that are rarely used, clog up the operating system and sometimes can’t be uninstalled unless you know what you are doing.
A lot of people choose to use custom roms as well in order to get the clean Android experience and remove junk applications.
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KitGuru Says: A service that remotely force installs bloatware on to your device after you’ve bought it sounds horrible. What do you guys think of this? Should a service like this even be allowed to exist?