(Actually, it is bad. It’s just that by the time you get to it, it’s too late to really do anything about it.)
We hate bloatware. Let’s stop mincing words. Most everyone hates it, and every time a new phone is released the topic comes up, because the folks making the phones and the carriers selling them all like to put “value-added” applications on the phone before they sell them. Some of these preloaded apps are useful to some of us, but those useful ones can just as easily be downloaded through Google Play by the people who actually want them. Heck, I install the same Yellow Pages app on my phone that AT&T forces on me. It’s the forcing we all take issue with.
Recently, folks have been talking about the bloatware on the Galaxy S6 (and, yes, the edge model, too) and how you can’t really remove it. While that’s an issue of its own — once paid for you own the phone hardware — some are concerned about these apps taking away space for your own applications.
But it doesn’t really work that way. We’ll explain.