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This article was published on March 3, 2015

Google says Waze can be preinstalled on your next Android phone

Google says Waze can be preinstalled on your next Android phone
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Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy. Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy.

Social traffic app Waze, which was snapped up by Google for $1.1 billion in 2013, could come preinstalled on your next Android phone.

Google’s announced that the app is now officially a Google Mobile Service, which opens up the option for manufacturers and carriers to preinstall it on their devices.

No one wants their phone stuffed with bloatware but Waze is a handy service and one that’s well worth having straight out of the box, despite what some US sheriffs might tell you.

Waze [via Android Central]

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