Sprint’s Fared Adib is the go-to-guy on Sprint and leading the charge when it comes to making pre-installed carrier apps removable by the user. Speaking with Engadet at a Sprint campus walkthrough, Adib stated that it’s his mission to not only make these apps removable by the user but minamalize the amount of carrier bloatware that goes into a device altogether. This is a stark contrast to what we’re seeing today with carriers like T-Mobile and Verizon who load up their phones with their specialty un-installable apps.
We’ve already seen the fruits of his labor and the steps Sprint is taking in the right direction with the launch of the Evo 3D and that device’s ability to uninstall apps like Sprint Nascar or Sprint Mobile Wallet. According to Fared, customer feedback has been overwhelmingly positive towards Sprint’s new stance (duh) and Sprint wants to interfere as little as possible when it comes to them jamming their handsets with pre-installed apps. Fared also mentioned that Sprint will offer this new found freedom to its customers on all/most of Sprint’s handsets moving forward, packing as little content into them as possible.
Way to go Sprint and thank you, Fared Adib! You see, sometimes it’s good to be with the underdog. Seems like the #1 and #2 carriers barely listen to their customers these days and it’s one of the reasons it saddens me to see T-Mobile getting bought up by AT&T.