I love my HD+, but it has resources sucked from background apps of Google. It's nice that we can access Google Play, but annoying that Google takes over the tablet. (Like they strive to do with everything...) I clear data, uninstall updates, and disable: Google Play Books, Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Music, and Google Play Magazines...and they keep coming back! I went to Google Play and deselected auto update to these apps, but I still have them reappear as active apps every day.
Is it possible to get the Google apps disabled for good?
Thanks so much.
Have you tried freezing the apps in settings --> apps? I've never had a frozen app come back on me (but I don't have an HD+, just other android devices).
Have you tried to disable them thru Manage Content? It seems to work. On the top left corner, tap where it says "so and so's Nook." Then select Manage Content. Go down to apps; uncheck anything you dont want. (You wont see them any longer either.) If you have more than one profile, you might have to deselect the apps for each profile. See if that works.
I am having the same problem with deleting Google apps from my Nook but it is an HD and there is no "manage content" section-button, whatever. I have to resort to APPKiller, however, I can only uninstall Facebook, Hulu Plus, and Twitter, and the next time I turn on the Wi-Fi they are right back there. In addition, my CNN app purchased from the Nook store needs an update, but when I went to the Nook store to update it I got a message saying I needed a Google Account to do it. I don't want a Google account!
To date there are 137 apps running on my Nook HD, and I have downloaded and use only 19- and all that unwanted Google action is preventing my purchased magazines from downloading as there is no space left. Any ideas?
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Just because an app is loaded in memory does not mean it is using CPU resources. Android doesn't work like other operating systems in this regard. It will pre-load apps into memory and unload them if additional memory is needed, but the loading doesn't mean the app is "running" in the classic sense. Some auto-synching apps (those that access the Internet for periodic updates of data, e.g. news updates) actually use resources. But this capability can usually be disable from within the app to prevent it from "running" when it is just in memory.
That said, if you have the Google Play version of the apps installed, you should be able to uninstall or disable them from the My Apps settings pages. I have, specifically for the apps you mention.
Good news! You can disable almost any app you want to (yes, especially those of the Google breed)!
I've learned that disabling Download Manager is a great start to aid bloatware issues of all types. From other threads I've also learned how to disable system & bloatware apps without rooting. Use HideApps to find all running apps; then disable. Be aware that many apps that are considered hide-able shouldn't be. Library and CloudService are hide-able system apps that are integrated with Profiles and the power up start page; so should be left active. Also use ES Task Manager to see what tasks (that you don't need) are still running; then kill them.