Droid Bloatware


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  1. HaunteD CoucH

    HaunteD CoucH Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I plan on ditching the milestone plan and going to buy a droid, but does it come with any verizon bloatware? I really don't want any, and is there a way to get rid of any.

    I honestly think that the droid is a better move than the milestone due to Big Red conectivity and the support so please help/
     

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    QrafTee Well-Known Member

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    The Droid is surprisingly light in bloatware considering it's a phone on Verizon--the only thing that stands out is the Visual Voicemail app.
     
  3. HaunteD CoucH

    HaunteD CoucH Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Cool, i really hate that Verizon adds VZ nav and their own stuff, I dont like it, but if the only thing is the Visual Voicemail, then I wouldnt mind. Do you notice a whole lot of difference in speed when oc'ed?
     
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    there really isnt anything. visual voice mail, at least for me, had to be downloaded from the market. it didn't come preinstalled on mine.

    the only mention of Verizon on the phone is in the market, there is a "Verizon" tab next to the "apps" and "games" tabs. however, most of the apps in that tab are just recommendations from Verizon and not actually made by Verizon.
     
  5. Fabolous

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    There's also an AmazonMP3 store app that I never used. If you do decide to root your phone, it's easy to remove any of the 'bloatware' that you don't use. I've even removed the stock messaging and music programs, since I have alternatives that I use.

    As for OC'ing, yes, it makes a pretty noticeable difference. Especially between 800 and 550 (stock). Once you're up at 1GHz, IMO, there isn't too much a difference between that and 1.2GHz.

    If you want pure numbers, I think a stock Droid pulls about 4.5Mflops in linpack. I just benched mine at 1.25GHz, and pulled down 10.5.

    You can find out a lot more about OC'ing and other root features in the root section of this forum.
     
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    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

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    Yep this is why i was so excited Android came to VZ, i was so ready to drop them after my Razr because of how absolutely terrible the menus were and how filled with bloatware they were. But along came the Droid and all is right in the world again, nay, all is awesome in the world. :
     
  7. HaunteD CoucH

    HaunteD CoucH Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Sweet and 800 is what I planed to oc it to. I think I might just Droid instead of Milestone. And its great that once rooting the bloatware can be removed. Thanks all for the input! Really appreciate it. I think I might finally make the move to android!
     
  8. R-droid

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    -Milestone is multitouch,droid is not.
    -Milestone is 3G,droid is not.

    I know these things,that milestone is better in,there might be some more.
    Milestone is newer than droid,btw.
     
  9. Penguissimo

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    This was a software limitation in certain system apps (most notably the browser) that was removed with the release of 2.1. Third-party developers always had access to multitouch on the Droid.

    Not even sure what this means. How do you think the Droid accesses the internet? Through 3G (or 1X if the 3G signal is weak, but that's only ever happened to me in basements of large buildings). Are you talking about CDMA (Droid) vs GSM (Milestone)? If so, that's only an advantage for the Milestone if the owner regularly travels outside the US.

    Of the two things you listed, one isn't true, and the other is more a matter of which carrier(s) someone wants to use. The only actual differences between the two phones are the radio (CDMA for the Droid, GSM for the Milestone) and the locked bootloader on the Milestone.

    The Milestone is only newer than the Droid because they released it later. The phones are identical except for the radio and the locked bootloader on the Milestone (which many consider to be a DISadvantage). Not sure why you felt the need to revive a seven month-old thread with inaccurate information :confused::confused:
     
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    Oops! sorry.
     
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    Yeah, sorry bud, you were completely wrong.

    The reason it's called a Milestone is because the Droid moniker has been copyrighted by Verizon. Otherwise, they were almost identical, save for some issue with the bootloader or something. This impacts capabilities, even after rooting.

    The US even has both to the GSM and CDMA version of the Milestone, in addition to the Droid.


    As for the OP, root your phone, install Titanium Backup and you will be able to simply delete any app on your phone, regardless of whether it's required or not. It's a gift and a curse, but if you're smart, you lose a ton of crap you will never lose and free up some space on your internal memory.
     

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