When it comes to Android and pre-loaded apps, there is a thin line between bloatware and useful apps. The apps that you find useful may not be so useful to other people. There is no sweet spot that manufacturers can say is the ideal one when differentiating between what users see and useful apps and what they see as bloatware.
If you have owned a Huawei smartphone, then you know that they come with a good number of apps most of which you do not end up using. The company is planning to add Truecaller to the list of pre-installed apps you will be getting on its smartphones.
“As we were planning the launch of our flagship device Honor 8, we were looking for partners who can truly redefine the user experience, Truecaller was an obvious choice to help improve the native calling functions. They provide an indispensable service for millions of users each day. We are joining hands to ensure that respective brands get the best of both worlds,” said George Zhao, president of Huawei’s Honor business.
This new partnership comes just a few months after the company announced a partnership with music streaming service, Deezer. As the statement above by the company says, their aim is to redefine the user experience but that is hard to do considering that different people want different things from their phones. An app that improves my experience may not improve your experience. Balancing that is hard and the company may end up annoying some people who may not see the use of these apps.
Whether people who buy Huawei devices end up using Truecaller is the challenge right now, you can pre-install the app on the phone but you cannot force people to use it.
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