Having the right look and feel on your Windows Phone can become hard when carriers love to add totally unnecessary crap on your device. Wellâ€¦ the next version of Windows Phones will not have any of those anymore, they will become a thing of the past. A member over at XDA found a little something that explains it as fallowed:
Regarding preloaded applications by OEM/MO: Requirements are much more strict in this regard now due to frequent end-user complaints about "slow, laggy, etc" Stock ROMs. I know every one of you reading this knows what I mean Preloaded App Requirements (which will be distributed as .xap) as follows:
– Maximum of 6 preloaded applications on the device, not to exceed 60MB
– All preloaded apps must pass Marketplace submission process (some extended APIs are available to OEM/MO so the process is slightly relaxed in that regard)
– The application(s) and all future updates must be free of charge.
– The apps must launch without dependency on network availability.
– The apps must persist through a "hard reset".
– The apps must be updatable and revocable (!!!!) through the Marketplace.
– The apps must notify the user at first launch of any capabilities to be utilized and get user consent (to access compass, accelerometer, network, etc.)
This is simple great news for people on AT&T for example, the company that always has the most crapware filled devices. I guess this might make people a little more happy with Windows Phones, because your memory is not going to waste, and with carriars being lazy these days, we might see the end to stupidware.