We in this community on several occasions displayed how we felt about bloat. For years we have ragged on carriers and phone manufacturers for loading our phones with their non-removable bloat. To make matters worse companies like Samsung will sell a 16 GB phone that has only 9 GB usable with no external SD Card. Quite frankly I personally grew tired of it and decided to go Nexus as a way to protest all this bloat. Over the years we started seeing more and more Google apps and services installed on our phones and I personally overlooked it as many of those apps I used. But as the apps continue to pile up with the only option being to disable or root (actually there is a third option), I think it is time to call out Google for their bloat. Whether I use the app or not, that should not be the reason that an app is stuck on my device. With Google trying to take more control of Android I fear we will be forced to have all of Google's bloat + manufacturer's bloat+ carrier bloat. Currently right now I have the following google apps: Android Pay Docs Drive Gmail Google (search) Google + Hangouts Keep Maps News & Weather Photos Play Books Play Games Play Movies & TV Play Music Play Newsstand Project Fi (I can not remove it) Sheets Slides Wallet (I can uninstall) Youtube With the addition of Chromecast, I have 34 Google apps and of those 34 24 I use. So let's compare the bloat. Name your device and carrier then list the number of non-removable apps you have on your phones. Also of those apps how many do you actually need or use. It is time to see who is the biggest culprit for bloatware. Edit: Removed some apps from the list. Even though apps like camera and calculator have alternatives on the app store so should be able to be removed, most of the alternatives are not that good and I was reminded that if some people were to be allowed to remove those they would be in a frenzy not knowing how to re-install them.