Thinking of returning my new nook hd since this update forced all these apps on me.
It should be easy to sell since it's now a real tablet.
Did you know that you can disable them all (so the dont even show up in your apps?)
Go up to Edit Profile, select the profile, last item is "Manage Content." Select that, go down to apps, and then uncheck anything you dont want to use.
Hope that helps!
I did this for most of the google apps I never used but yesterday I discovered my battery had drained quickly and one of the apps (Google Play Books) was the culprit. It was one that I had removed from my profile, I am the only profile on my HD+. Am not certain this is a complete way to get rid of them, more of a "never have to see them". Beth
Yes! Thank you for this message. I used it in reverse to fix my issue. I was missing all the new apps.
Thank you so much for telling how to disable the Apps that came with the upgrade. I used to like YouTube but now can't use it without being forced to sign up for Google+ which I do not want.
Go up to Edit Profile? From where? I'm new to nook Android so it took a while to find. For other nook noobs:
- If your device is off, power it on. [Wait a couple of minutes until the "Welcome Back" lock screen appears.]
- If the tablet is asleep, press the "n" button on the short side of the front. [The "Welcome Back" lock screen appears.]
- If you are at the "Welcome Back" lock screen, drag an "admin" profile (the first one created on the device will work) onto the unlock icon. [The last app you used will appear.]
- I'm not certain, but I think this will work: keep pressing the "n" button until you end up at the Home screen. [The screen with the "your NOOK TODAY" badge in the upper right appears.]
- From your Home screen, press and hold your profile icon (in the header bar to the left of the greeting). [A list of the configured profiles will appear.]
- Continue with NookGardener's instructions …
Thank you! This poor thing seems to be turning into a paperweight with all the junk jammed in to it. If I want to do internet stuff I'll use my tablet.. or better yet, a real computer. I've been looking for a way to uninstall this junk.. with luck, this will free it device up a bit.
Googles core apps cannot/ shouldn't be uninstalled. That's part of the requirement for google play. That said they can mostly be hidden and some can be stopped... using the profiles and parental controls of the hds. I think its the reason bn was hesitant to add google play. Though why not a 4.1 version of android with an updated interface skin...more nookiish
I think Google needs to add the ability to completely turn off Google Apps.
If the user doesn't want them, then why force it.
1) Opt-in instead of opt-out.
2) Ability to turn off.
Those are simple things and they really make life easier for users.