Droid X2 Allows Some Bloatware to Be Removed Without Rooting
As many of you with Verizon handsets know, smartphones from Big Red come with a bunch of pre-loaded software – called bloatware – that can’t be uninstalled. Well, it appears that Motorola’s Droid X2, which comes with the usual stuff, allows for some of that bloatware to be removed.
In the past, Verizon smartphone owners who want to do away with all the pre-loaded software have had to root their phone. Well, the Droid X2 offers a glimmer of hope as it allows for some of the bloatware to be removed without rooting.
Sure, the VCast and Blockbuster and City ID and Slacker Radio can’t be removed but the Need for Speed and Let’s Golf game demos can be uninstalled freeing up precious storage space.
Is this a sign of things to come? Probably not, but we’re sure that it would be a welcomed change in policy if Verizon ever decided to make it.
06/03/2011 at 10:50 pm
I was able to get rid of NFS an a few other things on my droid 2 global, without rooting.. but most wont. NFS was a memory hogg though, glad its gone!