If you're an Android user on either T-Mobile or Verizon I've got some potentially bad news for you: your subsidized device may be afflicted with the latest delivery system for carrier bloatware. Android Police ran a story last week
about a system application called DT_Ignite, found on the T-Mobile version of Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 and the Verizon LG G3.
I myself try to steer clear of carrier-subsidized hardware, so my hands-on experience with bloatware has been limited to devices on-loan from Howard—most famously the Samsung Galaxy S4
. On that device (at least the Canadian version) the carrier apps were preloaded onto the ROM. DT Ignite is different in that it's a single app that updates itself and apks under its control without the user's knowledge (or permission). T-Mobile Note 4 owners have uninstalled carrier apps only to have them reappear after a reboot!