I recently bought a new Android phone and thankfully Evernote was not pre-installed. It appears that Google & phone manufacturers (LG in my case) have learned their lesson and not included this corporate virus.
I had to change phones even thought my old one still functioned perfectly and had no damage, unfortunately it was only 3G and my service provider shutdown their 3G network so I had to get a 4G phone. I got a LG K10 with dual SIM cards. I wanted to use 2 SIMs one for personal use, the other for work but alas I cannot do that – the 2nd SIM port is basically useless it is 2G only and 2G networks have not been around for quite some time so what is the point of going to all the expense and effort to include a second SIM slot when it cannot be used? It turned out not to matter anyway as companies do not like you using their SIM in your phone – so now I have 2 phones.
Just bought myself a new phone with Android 6, on my first day I went through all the preinstalled software and tried to delete the stuff that I will never use. Finding that I was not PERMITTED to uninstall any of the bloatware, just disable it. So I disabled a number of apps including Evernote.
A couple of days days latter I get a notification that I have a message from Evernote, I open the message and it is Evernote prompting me to create an account, that is when I discovered that the software had reactivated itself – WTF. Once again I disabled the piece of crap that I WILL NEVER USE because I do not want EVERY FUCKING EVERNOTE EMPLOYEE reading my notes. A couple of days later I get another notification and guess what – THE PIECE OF SHIT SOFTWARE HAS REACTIVATED ITSELF AGAIN. Did Ever(fucking)note buy my phone? – NO. Do Ever(fucking)note pay my phone bills? – NO. So why the fuck should they have the right to install their fucking software on my phone and then keep bugging me to create an account and use their fucking product?
I have done some research and it appears that this is a common problem with a lot of Android phones over a number of manufacturers so this seems to be an issue with Android not the phone manufacturer. So Google, yet another reason to get pissed with you. I do not like Apple nor the iPhone but I am VERY tempted to dump Android and go iPhone. I have already gotten rid of my Android tablet for similar reasons (I now use a product with Windows, up side is I also get better integration with my PC’s), if I knew this was going to happen I would never have thrown my money away on your shitty product.
As the title asks: Evernote – Bloatware, PUP or Virus? In my opinion it is all three.The software is NOT required for the normal operation of the phone so WHY is it treated as system software? Why can’t I at least deactivate it? Why can’t I UNINSTALL THE USELESS CRAP?
The Douche of the Week award goes to Google and Evernote.
I am in a bit of a bad mood today, for reasons I will not get into, and I need to vent.
Just got an email from a book club I belong to telling me that I have a free book available on Google Play (AKA Play Store). When I try to DL the book I get prompted for payment details and it will not continue until something valid is entered eg Credit Card, PayPal.
Why do I have to give them payment details if what I am downloading is FREE? Do they have admin fees that they charge for free stuff? Do they want to charge me a fee for opening an account? I think I will do without the free book thanks very much. I will only enter payment details WHEN I HAVE SOMETHING TO PAY.
And Google —- FUCK YOU.