Do you hate Bloatware (unnecessary features that are not used by end users, or generally use more system resources than necessary)? No worry, Google make a great move because you can remove them from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich onward. Of course, Samsung Galaxy Note II with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean can do so too. So you can disable those unable to uninstall built-in applications like ChatON, Flipboard, Game Hub, Learning Hub and Readers Hub on your Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
Tag: Ice Cream Sandwich
Android is an open source platform. And I love it that way. Because I can enjoy latest and greatest Android OS version, features, enhancements, modifications, tweaks and hacks unofficially by 3rd party developers. Yes, you will get software update / firmware upgrade even official manufacturer stops supporting your Android devices. Just take Amazon Kindle Fire as example. Amazon did not update it for quite some time but I still can enjoy the latest Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean on Kindle Fire. And plus lot of nice features like OTG, access to Google Play Store… Same apply to the legendary HTC HD2.
Bloatware == unnecessary features that are not used by end users, or generally use more system resources than necessary. Everybody definition on bloatware is not the same. For example, ChatON on Samsung Galaxy S III is a bloatware to me because I don’t use it. However, it might be a very useful application to certain people. We can’t uninstall / remove this Samsung Galaxy S3 bloatware as it is built in as part of the firmware. Luckily, we can disable it from running as system service or process which eat up precious memory (part of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich feature. No root access is required to disable built-in system application).
Finally, you can download and install latest official Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware on Samsung Galaxy S II now. Yup, there is a leaked official Android 4.0.4 ICS Firmware for Samsung Galaxy S2 ~ XXLQ5 Firmware (Europe region). What are the new features and improvements in this XXLQ5 Firmware? Based on feedback from users who tested it… Much smoother experience in TouchWiz Launcher, menus and stock browser. And other minor tweaks from here and there too. Try it yourself to find out more. No worry, you can install Android 4.0.4 ICS XXLQ5 Firmware on any other region Samsung Galaxy S2 as long as model is GT-I9100. Just installed it on my Malaysia unit. Note – this is WIPE version. It will delete everything on your phone. Make sure you make backup first.