29
Sep
nexus81

So, by now you've heard of the Galaxy Nexus/Nexus Prime/Droid Prime/Samsung Prime... or whatever we're calling it these days. If you haven't, well... you should find a rock with internet access to live under. Details are few and far between, but thanks to the guys over at MyDroidWorld, we have a full listing of the installed system apps to gander at while we wait for something better to come along.

There are a few notable entries in the list, but we can talk about those after you look over it in its entirety:

ApplicationsProvider.apk
BIP.apk
BackupRestoreConfirmation.apk
Bluetooth.apk
BooksTablet.apk
BrowserGoogle.apk
Calculator.apk
CalendarGoogle.apk
CalendarProvider.apk
CameraGoogle.apk
CertInstaller.apk
ChromeBookmarksSyncAdapter.apk
Contacts.apk
ContacsProvider.apk
DefaultContainerService.apk
DeskClockGoogle.apk
DownloadProvider.apk
DownloadProviderUi.apk
DrmProvider.apk
EmailGoogle.apk
ExchangeGoogle.apk
FaceLock.apk
Galaxy4.apk
GalleryGoogle.apk
GenieWidget.apk
Gmail.apk
GoogleBackupTransport.apk
GoogleContactSyncAdapter.apk
GoogleEarth.apk
GoogleFeedback.apk
GoogleLoginService.apk
GooglePackageVerifier.apk
GooglePartnerSetup.apk
GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk
GoogleServicesFramework.apk
GoogleTTS.apk
HTMLVierwer.apk
HoloSpiralWallpaper.apk
IMSFramework.apk
KeyChain.apk
LatinIMEDictionaryPack.apk
LatinImeGoogle.apk
Launcher2.apk
LiveWallpapers.apk
LiveWallpapersPicker.apk
Maps.apk
MarketUpdater.apk
MediaProvider.apk
MediaUploader.apk
Microbes.apk
Music2.apk
MusicFX.apk
NetworkLocation.apk
NfcGoogle.apk
NoiseField.apk
OneTimeInitializer.apk
PackageInstaller.apk
PhaseBeam.apk
Phone.apk
Phonesky.apk
PlusOne.apk
SDM.apk
Settings.apk
SettingsProvider.apk
SetupWizard.apk
SoundRecorder.apk
Stk.apk
Street.apk
SyncMLSvc.apk
SystemUI.apk
TagGoogle.apk
Talk.apk
TelephoneProvider.apk
Thinkfree.apk
UserDictionaryProvider.apk
VZWAPNlib.apk
VZWAPNService.apk
Videos.apk
VisualizationWallpapers.apk
VoicDialer.apk
VoiceSearch.apk
VpnDialogs.apk
YouTube.apk

Alright, let's do this in alphabetical order, shall we? Try to keep up.

First up is ChromeBookmarksSyncAdapter.apk. You can probably guess what that does, but if you need some help, here's a hint: it will probably sync your Chrome bookmarks with your ICS device. Sweet, no? One of the most requested features that we've heard on the browser front.

Keeping on the interesting list, we have FaceLock.apk. Not sure what it does, but it sounds violent. Or protective.

Finally, we have NFCGoogle. apk (in the N section for those following along at home), which will clearly deal with the NFC chip in the... I'm just going to call it the Prime. Deal with it.

It's definitely noteworthy that this list is completely void of bloatware, something sure to please the heart and soul of those of who aren't big fans of the added crap carriers like to force us to deal with. Good job, Google. Help us keep our devices clean!

[MyDroidWorld via Droid-Life]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Tommy

    The Nexus line never has bloatware...

    • Cameron Summerson

      Right. But it's still worth mentioning, even if just for those who may be new to Android and don't realize that we get one 'clean' phone per year. ;)

    • Perry Ahern

      True, but there's been speculation because of the "Droid Prime" name being tossed around that it might not be a pure Nexus phone. If it were a "nearly Nexus" Droid phone then there would be the potential for bloatware.

    • Nocturnhabeo

      they are looking for anything to say let them have their nergasms

  • Coggy9

    I see a VZW APN related apk.... But why would it need one? Shouldn't it just be saved in the default apn list?

  • http://www.carwynstephen.co.uk Carwyn Stephen

    Lmao loved the "deal with it" bit, and i agree with Tommy, they never have bloatware.

  • http://gplus.to/anujahooja Anuj Ahooja

    Looks good. Just a note though - the Honeycomb browser comes with Chrome bookmark sync :)

  • Kevin

    Im pretty sure facelock is some sort of facial recognition based phone unlocking tool - they already showed demos of it at i/o (and you reported about it too: http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/09/26/heres-what-google-is-cooking-up-for-ice-cream-sandwich-and-beyond/ )

    • Mgamerz

      DAmnit, I wanted credit for posting it =[

    • Nottach

      Thats what came to mind here too, sounds cool.

    • appelflap

      Sounds like bloatware to me LoL.. but then again, bloatware is something totally subjective

  • jacob

    Face detection unlock is Facelock :-D

  • Chris

    Where is the vending.apk?

    Best to remain cautious on this one - it may be an incomplete list.

    • Christopher

      Possibly installed by MarketUpdater.apk at first boot?

  • http://gthing.net sam

    I'm fairly certain FaceLock.apk will allow you to unlock your phone using facial recognition. They already have the technology they built out years ago in Picasa, so adding it to an android lock screen would be trivial.

  • crimsn

    GoogleTTS.apk
    Phonesky.apk
    PlusOne.apk
    TagGoogle.apk
    Thinkfree.apk

    Any info what these are?

    • Chris

      Thinkfree is Thinkfree Office, an app that offers an office suite.

      Here:
      http://member.thinkfree.com/member/goLandingPage.action

    • machtwerk

      plusOne.apk should have something to do with google+

    • john

      GoogleTTS is Text To Speech, so probably the new voice synthesizer

    • ArunaSena

      I believe PlusOne is Google Plus

  • Christopher

    NfcGoogle.apk is nothing new; that's on the Nexus S already, now along with Wallet.apk :)

  • Ron Amadeo

    I would just like to point out GoogleTTS.apk is the better text to speech I mentioned in my ICS article. The current one is called "PicoTTS.apk". Nailed it. =D
    http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/09/26/heres-what-google-is-cooking-up-for-ice-cream-sandwich-and-beyond/#better-text-to-speech

  • appelflap

    Interesting is the LatinIMEDictionaryPack.apk . Apparantly they put all dictionaries from LatinIME package in a separate package. What could this indicate? Bigger dictionaries with an option to download? New suggestion algorithm? just speculating.. but it is remarkable. This is the first time LatinIME (which is the stock Android keyboard) has also a separate dictionary pack.

  • Richard

    I still have my Nexus One, I love this little phone. I am waiting till Google comes to AT&T though before I get a new phone.