Re: Smart phones where *you* decide which Apps are on them.
Open "settings", select "Manage Apps", press the "All" button, search in the list for "facebook" (hint, it will be somewhere under "f"), select the app, press the "Disable" button - and there will be silence.
Yes, the app will still be on your phone, but it will be removed from all menus, not start anymore and not ask for updates.
A good part of Google's apps can be disabled in the same way. You might lose some functionality, but that's part of the deal, I suppose.
Now, what I would like to have is in the same area, but slightly different. Most smartphone makers go with Google's decision to split the internal storage in two parts, to avoid adding an SD card. It's an ugly, messy workaround for Google's decision not to add an SD card slot on it's hardware and makes no sense whatsoever on a phone with such a slot. I would like them to stop this. Stop messing up the partitioning of 500$ hardware just to save some cents on a pre-installed SD card! You hear me SAMSUNG, SONY, HTC, HUAWEI, ...?
No? - Well, it was worth a try.