Nothing is more annoying than having a boatload of apps on your phone taking up space both in memory and menu which are unremovable by order of the manufacturer or telco. The South Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning has now banned the common practice of mobile manufacturers and networks putting unremovable apps on smartphones. From now, all telcos will be required to make every app deletable with the exception of WiFi, NFC, Customer Service and an app store.
Unfortunately this legislation is limited to South Korea at the moment, but this is a huge step in the right direction for the Android platform which suffers from too much bloatware in the native launchers. As the source article points out, we will unlikely be seeing this passed locally anytime soon, but this is a positive step in the right direction.
What apps do you wish you could get rid of that are forced onto your phones these days?
(Source: Ars Technica)