Source: Crave Media
quote: unlike WP8 for WP7 phones that WERE JUST PURCHASED!
quote: Hiding an app is not removing an app...
quote: And for the vast majority of Android owners, including me and my Droid X, there is no upgrade path to ICS... so 2011 is still here...
quote: Removing an application and having it re-appear after an OS reinstall is different than just hiding it.
quote: It is like if you remove MSN Messenger from Windows XP, it really is gone, but if you reinstall the OS, it will come back until you uninstall it again.
quote: Applications removed from a Windows Phone are truly removed with no questions asked and with total ease.
quote: Also, (positively) manufacturers cannot load interfaces that slow down the system or customize it in a way that make updates difficult
quote: If I have to root my phone and install a mod to delete applications I don't want it is no more open than iOS.