1. Garnerunit's Avatar
    Android is famous, or infamous, for the difficulty of removing bloatware. How is the situation with Windows? I don't want to waste space on apps I don't like or use.
    06-19-2017 12:02 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Hi and welcome to Windows Central. Which particular apps are you referring to? Are these system apps, carrier-installed apps, or something else?
    06-19-2017 12:25 AM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    It's better, but you would likely be better served by choosing an unlocked, unbranded phone. Untouched by both carriers and deals.

    See the Google Pixel and other manufacturers with close-to-stock Android like Moto or BlackBerry.

    Anyways, third-party apps can all be uninstalled easily. But they will be reinstalled upon a hard reset.

    Most core apps cannot be uninstalled. OneNote, etc. are here to stay.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-19-2017 01:00 AM
  4. Garnerunit's Avatar
    Hi, and thanks for all the answers, but I still don't know if I should get a Windows phone. Can it be rooted the way an Android 'theoretically" can? It's much harder now that Google has switched from Dalvik to Android run time. With a rooted phone it's possible to kick them to the curb, or at least the SD card.
    06-19-2017 08:15 AM
  5. xandros9's Avatar
    Threads merged for continuity, duplicate/splitting threads isn't too great here!

    1. Simple answer is No. However there is something known as an Interop-unlock that may be of interest to you and is analogous to rooting. It is nowhere near the flexibility of Android but its something.

    2. You shouldn't get a Windows Phone if you intend to make it your daily driver. It'll be something fun to play with though but don't drop $200 on one.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-19-2017 10:50 AM

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