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[Q] Removing Google Apps & Default Apps

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By eijnaix, Member on 3rd July 2014, 07:21 AM
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I'm just wondering if removing some of the default that come pre installed google apps like gmail, playbook, play games ...or even the default calendar apps is going have any impact on the perfomance on the whole phone system or even the battery life.

It's kinda irritating to see apps that's in the app drawer that i dont use....plan to uninstall them off with titanium backup
 
 
3rd July 2014, 08:09 AM |#2  
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I'm just wondering if removing some of the default that come pre installed google apps like gmail, playbook, play games ...or even the default calendar apps is going have any impact on the perfomance on the whole phone system or even the battery life.

It's kinda irritating to see apps that's in the app drawer that i dont use....plan to uninstall them off with titanium backup

if they aren't running and never run (in the foreground or background) they won't impact battery life. if they are running you could stop them or freeze them with titanium. the only other difference they make is cluttering up the app drawer and taking up space in the storage.
3rd July 2014, 08:31 AM |#3  
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if they aren't running and never run (in the foreground or background) they won't impact battery life. if they are running you could stop them or freeze them with titanium. the only other difference they make is cluttering up the app drawer and taking up space in the storage.

thanks for the info, but removing them would be a better ...yeah ?
3rd July 2014, 09:23 AM |#4  
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thanks for the info, but removing them would be a better ...yeah ?

Removing them, if you never use them won't make any difference at all, you might as well use the "hide" feature in the app drawer.

Removing some LG apps might make a difference, as some of them run even if you never actually use them, but the google apps will only run if you actually open them.

On a side note, I never understand why people buy android phones (especially top of the line, flagship phones!) and then remove almost every trace of Google from them, isn't it kind of defeating the whole point?
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Removing them, if you never use them won't make any difference at all, you might as well use the "hide" feature in the app drawer.

Removing some LG apps might make a difference, as some of them run even if you never actually use them, but the google apps will only run if you actually open them.

On a side note, I never understand why people buy android phones (especially top of the line, flagship phones!) and then remove almost every trace of Google from them, isn't it kind of defeating the whole point?


I uses dropbox over google drive......dont need google music or play bookstore... but uses youtube, map a lot though

I don't suppose android is just about google...isnt it ?
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On a side note, I never understand why people buy android phones (especially top of the line, flagship phones!) and then remove almost every trace of Google from them, isn't it kind of defeating the whole point?

That's the beauty of Android over iOS: you don't HAVE to use Google apps if you don't want to. Being able to uninstall any app should come by default on all ROMs.

I remember the big trial Microsoft has lost when it tried to force all users to use Internet Explorer in Windows. In Europe, they had to add it optionally, and provide way to remove it / download alternative software. Something similar might force Google to do the same in the future (and Apple, LG, Samsung, HTC, etc.)
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As far as removing unnecessary core system apps, I've always used Root App Delete with no issues. It does require root but works perfectly to remove any unnecessary apps you don't want. Once I receive my G3 I plan on immediately rooting the phone and using Root App Delete to get rid of any bloat I don't want.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...premover&hl=en
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I uses dropbox over google drive......dont need google music or play bookstore... but uses youtube, map a lot though

I don't suppose android is just about google...isnt it ?

exactly where is my point too, dropbox, youtube and google maps, well gmail etc, but dont wanna use g music, newstand, search, google plus etc. there should be an option to delete them without root!
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