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Eggheads confirm: Rampant Android bloatware a privacy and security hellscape

jelabarre59 Silver badge


I could see at least ONE vendor-specific app I'd want back.

On the older Motorola phones (like the Droid Razr HD) the phone was able to handle voice recognition for dialing from a BT headset completely on it's own, no special user accounts or mobile data needed. NOW in the current models (like the Moto e5) they decided to dump taht perfectly functional stand-alone app in exchange for "Google ASSistant", which requires you to set it up in full-on Hack-Me/Spy-On-Me/Screw-The-User Mode.

Granted, in a properly designed, completely open infrastructure, you'd be able to install the stand-alone app on your own anyway.

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