Discuss: Bloatware on Devices

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April 19, 2013 at 05:42:12
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about news that Motorola is going to remove bloatware from its Android phones. Discuss here if you think Bloatware hurts product reputation and sales, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.


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April 19, 2013 at 06:22:34
In my opinion bloatware doesn't really affect sales. People buy these smart phones regardless of how much bloatware is on them. Plus us tech-savvy users can just "root" of "jailbreak" these devices and get rid of the bloatware anyway. That's my 2¢

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April 19, 2013 at 07:16:04
Most users wouldn't know how to root their phone, or want to, for that matter. The bloatware uses too many resources and it would be advantageous to leave it off.

That said, it is my understanding that much of the bloatware subsidizes the cost of the phone. So the question is, will the phone cost more without the bloatware.

I don't like subsidies so I would be in favor of this. I recently went to a prepaid plan with T mobile because it is cheaper, overall. I had to buy the phone but over time this will be cheaper for me.

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April 20, 2013 at 23:50:05
People will get these things regardless of the presence or absence of bloatware. does it's presence inhibit sales? I doubt it. Will people switch to Motorola if it's greatest feature is the absence of bloatware? I doubt it. Does Motorola have a chance of taking market share away from the acknowledged market leaders ( ie iphone, Nokia & Samsung)? They'll have to market the crap out of it and set it at a pricepoint well under the others as well as matching their features. At this point I don't care enough about any smartphone product to do the comparison research. Have no current desire to acquire one.

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