In a move that will likely have every other country on the planet green with envy, the South Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MISP) recently created new guidelines which basically allow smartphone consumers to remove any pre-installed apps on their devices. This is basically a stiff finger in the eye to all the bloatware which is installed by carriers and smartphone manufacturers from the factory.

The Korean Ministry made it clear they believe preinstalled apps are simply an "inconvenience" to users and may cause "unfair competition" between operators and carriers. Carriers won't be forced to...

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