I use a Droid and I recently got a software push. I notice many of the users are complaining about various pieces but my biggest complaint is the apps you install and do not allow the users to delete. I OWN this phone as I understand. I'm not renting it, etc. There is no reason you should have any control on how I use it, and what apps I do and do not have installed. I think it's sneaky and some way for you to make money off a partnership with another company. I get it that you make money, but you need to get that I spend nearly $100 a month on this service so I don't care if you make money elsewhere. Stop using us to do it.
you can't uninstall the preloaded google apps or the preloaded vzn apps. i'm not a fan of it, but google wrote the software for the OS and vzn provides the service (and htc built the device...you'll notice there are many htc apps as well....calendar, etc) and we signed an agreement that clearly states that they can do this. again, i'm not a fan of it...but it is what it is. just delete the icons you don't want from home screens. then the only place they show up is in your app drawer, along with prolly dozens of other apps you rarely or never use.
I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.