Junkware is a concept that’s impacting not only Windows computers but pretty much every single platform out there, including mobile operating systems.
Android, for example, which can be easily customized by OEMs to feature their very own launchers, icons, themes, and pre-installed apps, is already suffering from excessive junkware. Millions of users out there turn to more or less risky tricks to get rid of unwanted apps on their Android phones.
Google, however, has its very own series of phones that come with its own operating system and featuring its own apps. And this series of phones just got refreshed.
The new Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P, both of which were unveiled this fall, are the two pioneers of Android Marshmallow 6.0, the company’s new version of the OS that’s now being shipped to other Android devices too (but which could land on some phones, such as Samsung’s, in 2016).
The Nexus 6P is the flagship model and comes to offer the best of stock Android right now. Although manufactured by Huawei, it’s a Google phone from head to toe and runs the same junkware-free operating system that only includes Google’s own apps.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht