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  • With the folderisation of apps in ART runtime, it wouldn't be that difficult to enable more of a file tree, if Google had the will... Then if you didn't like the stock calendar / gallery / browser and uploaded another, it would get put in the calendar / gallery / browser folder with the other... which would automatically become 'UNINSTALLable', instead of just sitting there hogging Mb and occasional snoop data / battery.
    Pipedreams...
    IPhone looking better & better...

  • Wrong forum, since you didn't specifically mention Opera. However ... did you notice that one European court has said that all apps other than the appropriate app store (and those required by the app store - in Google's case the Google Play Services) must be deletable. And they didn't specify Google, so it would also apply to iPhones (allowing you to delete iTunes, for example), Amazon Fire tablets and phones, etc.

    Moved to Lounge of course.

  • @53-north said in Google Slim Go:

    With the folderisation of apps in ART runtime, it wouldn't be that difficult to enable more of a file tree, if Google had the will... Then if you didn't like the stock calendar / gallery / browser and uploaded another, it would get put in the calendar / gallery / browser folder with the other... which would automatically become 'UNINSTALLable', instead of just sitting there hogging Mb and occasional snoop data / battery.
    Pipedreams...
    IPhone looking better & better...

    Hi,
    One it comes to GAFA, they don't play by the roles, they don't respect us.
    You say Google, I was an active Google+ user because it's content is reachable by search engines so it's not lost like other Social Network and what did we get ? They decided toshut it down, just like that. I have no trust in GAFA, and Google in particular, they can delete any service any time. What guarantee do we have that they will keep Android after they finish the new mobile OS ? NONE.

  • Android itself is not a service. While Google may abandon it, they can't withdraw it And as the OS is open source, someone else could decide to maintain it afterwards. Google+ requires a server maintained by Google to exist while Android does not. So Android can't "go away"

    Microsoft may have wanted Windows XP to go away, but I know some major companies still use it. You think Google can do what Microsoft can't?

  • @sgunhouse said in Google Slim Go:

    Microsoft may have wanted Windows XP to go away, but I know some major companies still use it. You think Google can do what Microsoft can't?

    They may be about to run into the same issue with Windows 7 soon.

  • @sgunhouse Thinking around the android file system, I'm surprised Opera don't make a tiny webview browser like (nakedbrowser.com/android) ... they could have had the brand upfront and advertised the full operabrowser...

    Or now with Oreo, an OperaGo app made up of mini type coding...?

    =o>