questionsdo you think that the preloaded apps that you can…

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I wouldn't think so. Just because those apps are there doesn't mean you have to use them. Not being able to remove the apps sucks, but the ones you describe don't sound like they'd take up an unreasonable amount of space.

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I feel that there is much that they can get away with that in turn sucks for us. I don't believe it is unlawful, but it most definitely is crappy for us as cell phone users, especially when we are limited on internal storage space.

I wouldn't necessarily recommend this, but I have read a lot about people rooting devices, such as phones, to allow more freedom (as in deleting apps they don't want or moving apps to the SD card that normally aren't allowed to be moved there). Unfortunately, as I understand it, when you root your device you void all forms of warranty.

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You're comparing apples and oranges. The lawsuits against MS happened because they were bundling their own apps to push competitors out of the market. PC and phone makers bundle third-party apps because they get paid for it. It's just like any other advertising space: the highest bidder gets the exposure.

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I'm not a lawyer but as long as you're able to install competing apps and are not forced to run the apps installed, I don't have any problems with included apps.

Imagine if you go to the grocery store to buy a loaf of bread and wanted a different brand of eggs as part of the ingredients. This is what people are wanting with Microsoft. IE is built-in and that's okay just like the eggs are part of the bread. If you want to add peanut butter to your bread, you can do that just like you can add Chrome or Safari later if you wish but you cannot remove the eggs or the IE that it comes with.