Earlier this year, Google Earth and Google Keep suddenly were no longer part of Google’s mandatory application package. The corporation decided it was time to hear the complaints of Android users from all over the world and take action by removing even more of their previously required applications, such as Google Play, Google Books and Google Newsstand.
With the release of Android Marshmallow, Google promises to get rid of all of the bloatware that might slow down your device, but if you own a smartphone made by companies such as Samsung and LG, notorious for being packed out of the box with dozens of OEM apps, the new Android update might make no difference.
If the aforementioned applications are absent from your Android device, they can still be grabbed from Google Play market and for the time being, they will undergo automatic updates.
If a mobile manufacturer includes one single Google application to their default list, such as Gmail or Google Earth, they will have to install Google’s entire app bundle. It’s how people end up with certain apps that are put to no use and yet cannot be uninstalled. But that’s changing now.
According to Google, the number of applications that phone makers have to include in their phones in order to get a green light and use the Android operating system has been significantly reduced.
With phone makers and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) now pre-installing their own mandatory apps, Google is forced to remove applications that previously were required, leading to less bloatware for Android devices. Once removed, Google applications will stop bothering you with updates and installed games will not force you to install Google Play anymore.
On the whole, these are good news for the Android users who used to complain about the large number of pre-installed apps that slowed down their devices. While for those who still want to use the Google apps, they remain available for download free of charge.
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