By Matt Hanson
If you hate getting a brand new smartphone that’s already full of preinstalled software, then we’ve got some good news; Google has changed the rules for phone makers using Android, which means they don’t have to include so many of its apps in the future.
Thanks to Google keeping Android free for phone manufacturers to use, the Android operating system is the most widely used in the world.
However Google had enforced rules on phone makers that meant if they wanted to include any of its apps preinstalled, then they’d needed to also install a host of other ones.
That meant if a phone maker wanted to include the Gmail app, it would also have to include other less useful Google apps such as Google+ or Google Earth.
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