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1/21/2015 | 12:56:05 PM
Focus and streamlining

Unfortunately, Samsung just went overboard with the number of models developed they did not streamline and focus on a few phones, with fewer carriers providing phones the issue is now at their bottom line. Consumers are not willing to buy the next new phone with subsidization. Hopefully, their new model will represent focus on a core phone and few other models rather than a potpourri of phones.

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1/21/2015 | 10:52:55 AM
Re: They had it coming
Bloatware is an ongoing problem, both from the phone manufacturer and the carriers.

AT&T pushed the Uber app onto all its subscribers' phones recently. (http://www.androidcentral.com/uber-and-att-pair-will-be-preloaded-android-phones-summer)

The list of permissions Uber requires is scary... it wants to tap into everything on the phone. And Uber's track record here is horrible: "Uber's Android app caught reporting data back without permission" (http://www.gizmag.com/uber-app-malware-android/34962/)

So AT&T subscribers are blocked from uninstalling an app pushed out by AT&T that's overly intrusive.
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1/20/2015 | 1:41:51 PM
They had it coming
Samsung took a bizarre marketing approach for their post jelly bean handsets. Start giving more bloatware and antagonize entire market factions (like they did with the release of the S5 in the Indian Subcontinent) and they'll ensure their complete downfall in the Android sector.


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