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LG to Preload BBM on Select Android Phones

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Dec 18, 2013, 9:11 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

BlackBerry today announced that it has struck an agreement with LG to preload its BlackBerry Messenger application on some of LG's smartphones. The first device to include BBM is the LG G Pro Lite. Others will follow. In addition to the preloading agreement with LG, BlackBerry also said that updates to the Android and iOS versions of BBM will add features such as BBM Channels, as well as support for BBM Voice calling and BBM Video calling. BlackBerry said these updates will appear in the coming months.

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Dec 18, 2013, 9:25 AM

Bloatware 2.0

Why preload it? If we want to add an app, we know where the Play Store is. Any time I hear an app will be preloaded I already know that means it will be un-installable.
If you're concerned about bloatware, then get a Nexus device. Otherwise if you're buying carrier branded equipment, then you just have to tolerate the modifications they male to it. That may be annoying but it is the price of getting that subsidy. ...
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