Verizon wants to push even more bloatware to your Android phone | ExtremeTech. In case you needed another reason to avoid carrier sold smartphones, here is one. Verizon and other carriers make money installing third party software on your phone before you buy it, (it is called bloatware), and make it difficult or impossible to remove. As this article points out, Verizon is actually seeking out advertisers to pay to put such software on its phones. So, buy a phone that is unlocked and not tied to a carrier, like the Nexus line of phones from Google. Not only do you get updates as soon as Google pushes them; but, you don't get any carrier bloatware. Freedom to the people.