In Pictures: Diagnosis – bloatware. 9 empty-calorie pieces of code

A look at the slowing, fattening, system-gunkifying software that gives us all indigestion.

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The stuff you get on (insert carrier/OEM's name here)'s Android phones Oh, there's just so much of this out there. Both carriers and handset makers tend to make deals that pay them to package company X's lame app with their devices, which is great because they'll presumably say that this keeps them from charging EVEN MORE for service or hardware. Huzzah. Oh, and some of it can't be removed without rooting.

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