Oct 25, 2012
Well, here’s some bloatware that might actually come in handy: according to Mashable, T-Mobile is partnering with ssecrity firm Lookout to load some anti-malware software on T-Moblie phones with with the LG Optimus L9 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 when they’re released.
Now, why would a carrier want to load anti-malware software? Well, it likely would help them out with technical support, as if people download a bad app, then they’ll likely complain to the carrier, presuming it was their fault. Such is the nature of technical suppor.t Plus, phones that don’t wind up messing up? Means that people may be more likely to buy their next phone from T-Mobile. It’s potentially a winning combination from T-Mobile, and may actually be a useful piece of pre-installed software for a change. After all, there are so many iffy permissions that it can be hard to tell what’s actually legitimate and what’s selling my contact information to every sketchy data mining firm under the sun.