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Samsung using updates to install crapware?

Patrick Seurre

Samsung using updates to install crapware?

On two occasions now I have updated my Samsung Galaxy Note and on both occasions have found a handful of applications installed that simply should not be there (mostly with what look like German names for some reason - with the exception of myTaxi).

My Note was bought unbranded and unlocked so I could avoid this sort of stuff and choose whatever operator I wanted. I'm assuming therefore that the update is coming directly from Samsung. It's bad enough that the operators put all sorts of stuff on their phones that I would never want to use and in some cases prevent us from uninstalling it now it seems that the handset manufacturers themselves seem to be getting in on the act...

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