Preloaded Software on Android Phones

Not surprisingly, this practice has filtered down to the smartphone market.  No clue yet on how much these preloaded apps are bringing in for the carriers though.

So, why does bloatware suddenly seem to be multiplying on some Android devices? Android’s popularity means every few weeks a new device running the operating system hits the market. Wireless carriers and handset makers see the new devices as an opportunity to generate additional revenue.

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