[Nottingham] Android update nefariousness?...

Rory Holland rory at linux.com
Thu Oct 13 20:22:33 UTC 2011

You should definately root your device and install a 3rd-party ROM
like CyanogenMod.

On 13 October 2011 21:06, Martin <martin at ml1.co.uk> wrote:
> Folks,
> Just noticed an android firmware update install itself just now and...
> There's also some new unannounced 3rd-party apps that have appeared.
> They are in the "system" directory and so they cannot be
> uninstalled...
> Is this the beginning of sneaky foisting of marketing-ware upon the
> masses by the device suppliers?... And you are not even allowed to
> uninstall it!
> So, do you really need to root your device to go to the trouble to
> repeatedly clean out the foisted bloat upon each update?...
> Or... What was that app to block other apps from running?... ;-)
> I wonder how many other people will notice that the device
> manufacturers/suppliers are seizing control of the "user
> experience"?...
> So... Is that Android my device or not?... Not amused!
> Cheers,
> Martin
> _______________________________________________
> Nottingham mailing list
> Nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk
> https://mailman.lug.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/nottingham

More information about the Nottingham mailing list