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Redundant OS updates

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I'm seeing an OS update of 1MB being available after deleting web shortcuts to websites I never go to, e.g. Twitter, or pre-installed software Slacker Radio.


These are certainly NOT part of the OS.  RIM could you please draw a clean line between OS, Apps and shortcuts?  People who choose not to open a Twitter account should not be forced to have that icon showing up after every OS update.


On the Blackberries at least there's a separation of "OS", "Add-On", or "Third-party Apps".



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Re: Redundant OS updates

You can always hide the icon instead... much less problematic than deleting and getting constant OS update notications.


And, yea, maybe this will change.

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New Developer
Posts: 78
Registered: ‎12-22-2010
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Redundant OS updates

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If there is a way to hide the icon, I cannot find it.  Is it possible?


I really don't want to use Bing Map, and especially, Slacker Radio, or anything that requires me to create a new account on more web sites.


I don't want to see it go down the very, very slippery slope of unremovable carrier branding and carrier scamware, etc.  I really need to remove or at the very least hide these garbage.


My gripe is forcing these partnership apps as part of "OS" updates because it neither sounds like a technical issue (e.g. power button) or timeline issue (e.g. Android player availability) - just decisions that were made by their partnership or legal department (which means they'll never get fixed) - these kind of things weaken the desirability of the tablet - they need to be aware of it.