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Old November 19th, 2013, 10:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Warning to Potential Note 3 buyers, Flipboard...

I just retired my Note 2 and really enjoyed the entire experience with the phone. Great screen, battery, speed, speaker...etc. I loved that I could disable all of the bloatware installed by the Verizon. Flipboard ruins the Note 3 experience for me.

I guess someone at Verizon or Samsung thought forcing Flipboard upon everyone purchasing a Note 3 was a good idea. I do not want this application, but everyday I am reminded to update it. I do not want to except a license agreement or privacy policy, but there is no way to make the application go away. It is so easy to accidentally launch the app. Just swiping from the button up launches it. I am really not interested in rooting the phone or installing a different launcher.

I am going to open a support case with both Verizon, Samsung and Flipboard. Maybe if enough people complain they will do something about this. Why won't they allow us to uninstall or disable this app? I have been reading Flipboard replies to negative review on the Play Store and they claim it can be disabled, but I have not found a way. I have disabled 14 other apps on my phone, but Flipboard cannot be disabled!

I wish Google would build a Nexus device with an SD card slot. I may just get the 32GB Nexus 5 until something better comes along. Maybe just go back to the Note 2.
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