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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by stray_pube, May 25, 2011.

  1. stray_pube

    stray_pube Newbie
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    Just curious what things are completely unneccessary so I can clean up the app drawer a little. Things like Blockbuster? Vlingo? Asking here because I don't want to delete something I shouldn't.
     



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  2. UserName872

    UserName872 Android Enthusiast

    You will need to root your phone to delete those preinstalled bloatware apps.
     
  3. kkel19

    kkel19 Well-Known Member

    how do u do that if im already rooted...i wanna get rid of stuff like Vlingo..
     
  4. kilasix9

    kilasix9 Android Enthusiast

    You don't need to be rooted to un-install any of those apps. Go to Settings --> Applications --> Manage Apps. From there you can select an app and it will give you the option of removing it.

    You can do without Blockbuster, ATT Navigator, Family Map and Vlingo.

    None of the apps listed there are vital to the phone. Just make sure you stay on the first tab which says 'Downloaded'.
     
  5. cajuncartfan

    cajuncartfan Newbie

    Not with the Atrix. It allows you to uninstall bloatware that is listed in the downloaded tab.
     
  6. geronimo509

    geronimo509 Newbie

    it worked for me.
     
  7. BigKayDaddy

    BigKayDaddy Member

    Vlingo isn't in the "Downloaded" tab. Can I still uninstall it?
     
  8. kilasix9

    kilasix9 Android Enthusiast

    Yes. If its on one of the other tabs, you can still uninstall it. It won't affect your phone at all.
     
  9. IntruderII

    IntruderII Lurker

    I wish I could uninstall Vlingo, but my Atrix won't let me. I attached a screenshot as proof.
     

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  10. ROCer

    ROCer Well-Known Member

  11. gatorguy

    gatorguy Newbie


    Yeah for some reason vlingo isn't able to be uninstalled! Everything else can be!!
     
  12. kilasix9

    kilasix9 Android Enthusiast

    Damn, that's weird. I've never tried to uninstall it as it doesn't really consume much data or battery and I could see it as being useful, so maybe it can't be removed. I just assumed it could be since it was on the list of apps.
     
  13. rthomas10

    rthomas10 Newbie

    I think you need vlingo to use voice dialing
     
  14. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    No, that's 'voice command'. Vlingo allows you to video chat and 'make calls' using data.
     
  15. kilasix9

    kilasix9 Android Enthusiast

    I thought Vlingo was nothing more than a speech recognition software used for voice commands and speech-to-text.
     
  16. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    OK, you're right. I must be mixing it with the other chat app *thinks* I don't think Vlingo comes with the Atrix? I have Blurr 'Voice Command' (double click on the home button to activate).
     

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