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Bloatware List [Explained]

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By xologist, Senior Member on 10th June 2013, 04:44 AM
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Hello all.
I plan to create this thread/post to help everyone know what the bloated apps are and to make it easier for them to know if they should remove them or not.


AccuweatherPhone2013.apk ------------------> is the clock/weather widget
AlarmWidget.apk ------------------> Widget that can be placed in the Home Screen to see and set alarms.
AllShareCastPlayer.apk ------------------>
AllSharePlay15.apk ------------------> Removing will impact Wifi-Direct function [Info from here]
AllshareControlShare.apk ------------------>
AllshareFileShare.apk ------------------> Removing will impact Wifi-Direct function [Info from here]
AllshareFileShareClient.apk ------------------> Removing will impact Wifi-Direct function [Info from here]
AllshareFileShareServer.apk -----------------> Removing will impact Wifi-Direct function [Info from here]
AllshareMediaServer.apk
AllshareMediaShare.apk
AutomationTest_FB.apk
Blurb.apk ------------------> An app to make Albums from pictures in your phone, and also allows you to print at random locations. Read more here.
ChatONV_J.apk ------------------> This is a chat application like WhatsApp. Market link
ChatON_feature.apk
ChocoEUKor.apk ------------------> Alternative font that you can use on your phone.
Chrome.apk ------------------> This is a phone browser made by Google. Market Link
ColorBlind.apk ------------------> Alternative font that you can use on your phone.
CoolEUKor.apk ------------------> Alternative font that you can use on your phone.
DigitalClock.apk ------------------> Clock Widget that you can add to your home screen.
DigitalClock21.apk ------------------>Same as above.
DroidSansSherifItalic.apk ------------------> Alternative font type to use for your phone.
Dropbox.apk ------------------> Cloud storage application by http://dropbox.com . It's like Google Drive/Sugar Sync. (Normally 2GB of space, but because you own a SGS4 you get 50GB)
DropboxOOBE.apk ------------------> I think is the Dropbox section of the initial phone setup
DualClockDigital.apk
Earth.apk ------------------> Like Google Maps, but with more features. Market Link
EasyFavoritesContactsWidget.apk ------------------> Widget for your Home Screen. It shows your favorite Contacts.
Episodes.apk --------------------> If you remove it, remove Blurb.apk too, since Blurb is used for print ordering of albums made with this app
FWUpgrade.apk
FactoryCamera_FB.apk
FactoryKeystring_FB.apk
FactoryTest_FB.apk
Flipboard.apk ------------------> Application for reading RSS news.
FotaClient.apk -----------------> "Software Update" shortcut widget. If you are rooted, you probably can't update either way.
GroupPlay_20.apk ------------------> Application for sharing with other Samsung Galaxy devices Pictures, and Music at the same time.
InteractiveTutorial.apk ---------------->Tutorial: "Help" app that guides you through your phone's features and provides info when needed
KNOXStore.apk -------------> Samsung KNOX Mobile Security
kies.apk ------------------> The Kies app to use for your phone and pc.
kieswifi.apk ------------------> Kies to use over Wifi. (Wireless)
Lookout_TMO.apk ------------------> T-mobile tmobile annoying app that scans all apps for viruses. It's the little green thing that always shows up on the notification bar.
NoiseField.apk ------------------> Live wallpaper - 'Bubbles'
PolarisViewer5.apk ------------------> allows you to view documents/Polaris Office documents. (word, excell, powerpoint..)
Peel.apk ------------------> Part of the WatchOn app, the remote control part I think
PhaseBeam.apk ------------------> Phase Beam Live Wallpaper
PhotoRetouching_fhd.apk ------------------> Photo Retouch camera FEATURE
PhotoTable.apk
PlusOne.apk ------------------> Google+ (A type of Facebook / Sociale Networking)
RoseEUKor.apk ------------------> Alternative font to use on your phone.
S-Voice_Android_phone_J.apk ------------------> Application to record voice, and make voice notes.
SHealth2.apk ------------------> Application for Health. Tracks steps, cardio, gym, etc.
SMemo2.apk ------------------> Application for writing notes. You can write notes on text, or use your finger to paint.
SPlannerAppWidget.apk
SamsungApps_J_Only.apk
SamsungHubUpdater.apk -----------------> Samsung Hub updating app
SamsungBooks.apk
SamsungGames.apk ------------------> A type of Android Market where you can download games.
SamsungHub.apk ------------------> Samsung Hub app
SamsungLearning.apk
SamsungMusic.apk
SamsungOCR2.apk ------------------> Application with which you can take pictures of text, and it converts them to text, and can also translate to other languages.
SamsungSans.apk ------------------> Another font to use for your phone.
SamsungVideo.apk ------------------> Application to watch videos on your phone.
SamsungWatchON.apk ------------------> Application to turn ON and OFF TVs. around your house, office, etc.
SamsungWidget_ProgramMonitor.apk
SimpleWidget.apk ------------------> Widget to place on Homescreen. All it does is display a number of how many apps you have currently running in the background.
StoryAlbumWidget.apk ------------------> is the widget for Story Album
SyncmlDM.apk --------------------> Software Updates
SyncmlDS.apk
talk.apk ------------------> Application by Google to talk with your Gmail friends/contacts (Gtalk , Google Talk)
talkback.apk
TravelService.apk ------------------> Trying to install it shows up as Travel Wallpaper? Could be related to the S-Travel App
TravelWidget.apk ------------------> The S-Travel Widget
TrimApp_phone_J.apk
TripAdvisor.apk ------------------> TripAdvisor.com application. To help you plan trips, hotels, etc.
WeatherWidgetDaemon.apk ------------------> Widget that you can place on the HomeScreen and will tell you the weather.
YahoonewsPhone2013.apk ------------------> Application by Yahoo.com to read news.
YahoostockPhone2013.apk ------------------> Application by Yahoo.com to check Stocks $.
YouTube.apk ------------------> Youtube.com application. An application to watch Youtube.com videos.
Com2usPoker_ASGC.apk ------------------> Poker game app made by Com2US
KNOXStore.apk -----------------> Samsung KNOX Mobile Security
KNOXAgent.apk -----------------> KNOX is Samsungs very own security app. For example: It tells you that
an application tried to change something on your phone and advises you
to reboot your phone due to security reasons. Can be very annoying on a rooted phone.
Match3VS.apk ------------------> Online game
Magazines.apk
Music2.apk ------------------> Google Play Music Application to play music on your phone. You can also download a music APK from the PlayStore.


Please help me and post below what the apps do/are/market link, and I will update this post.

Thanks.


-- Big Thanks to --
Brownie2k
mrvirginia
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10th June 2013, 05:13 AM |#2  
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Thnx for this... only one thing to say...
WHY??? SAmmy and Tmo....
Now THATS what I call bloated to the max!!!

Sent from my SGH-M919
10th June 2013, 06:54 PM |#3  
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Thanks for this. But for dropbox, its 50gb of space not 10.
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11th June 2013, 06:32 AM |#4  
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Since when is Watch ON considered bloat? From what I've seen I think the general consensus seems to be that it's pretty darn useful...
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11th June 2013, 01:41 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by adventure_of_link

Since when is Watch ON considered bloat? From what I've seen I think the general consensus seems to be that it's pretty darn useful...

Not compared to the apps on the market. :P

I also have an app that you select an apk and it will return with all the services and processes associated with said apk.

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maybe this will help you on your quest...

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...OQ1NpZ1E#gid=0
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11th June 2013, 08:33 PM |#7  
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not all of it is correct and some of it is not bloat.
Also some apps have dependencies.
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Isn't ChatOn the only video calling service right now that can make use of the Galaxy s4's dual-shot feature?
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one persons bloat is anothers beauty???
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12th June 2013, 01:00 AM |#10  
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Originally Posted by xologist

... and to make it easier for them to know if they should remove them or not..

Makes it sound like it's a list of files which can be considered bloat by some and can be removed without any deleterious effects provided the .apk's removed don't negatively impact the desired function of a specific feature or app a user may not consider as bloatware.

op!
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ChatONV_J.apk ------------------> This is a chat application like WhatsApp. Market link
ChatON_feature.apk

Be careful uninstalling ChatON. ChatON V 1.0.1.0 is required for S Voice and Optical Reader to work properly. Uninstalling ChatON V cause Optical Reader to warn "Unforunately, Samsung Text-to-speech engine has stopped" and not function properly or not at all. It also causes the S Voice not reply back. I uninstalled the other chaton without issues.
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