Bloatware? Windows 10 Devices to Have TripAdvisor App Pre-installed


Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
Deputy Editor
Loading Comments

TripAdvisor is an useful service and folks from TripAdvisor have recently announced their app for Windows 10. In addition, TripAdvisor also recently announced that Windows 10 devices will come with TripAdvisor pre-installed.

If you’re planning a trip, then TripAdvisor is an useful app to have, but what if you don’t use TripAdvisor, or don’t need such an application on a Windows 10 device?

TripAdvisor App Comes Pre-loaded With Windows 10

According to TripAdvisor officials, the new TripAdvisor app will be available for Windows 10 devices in 47 markets. This is great news, especially if you use TripAdvisor or similar type of services, but the bad news for some users is that this app will be pre-loaded on Windows 10 devices.

Many users are dissatisfied with this choice because they don’t want to have TripAdvisor pre-installed on their Windows 10, especially if they prefer using alternative services, or if they don’t use such an app at all. Of course, there’s a problem of storage space, and even though TripAdvisor won’t take too much of your space, it doesn’t mean that we won’t get more apps pre-loaded with Windows 10 in the future. Additional problem with TripAdvisor is that it will be installed by default, meaning that you have it on your Windows 10 device, even if you don’t use it.

Another issue with pre-installed apps is that they are usually almost impossible to remove, and if number of pre-installed apps starts to grow, that might become a problem in the future.

Although the decision to include TripAdvisor on every Windows 10 device seems like a bad move to us, it’s actually good for third-party app developers. According to research, users aren’t visiting Windows Store, and in order to expand the number of users, TripAdvisor decided to take such a step.

Again, this might be a good thing for some users that use TripAdvisor or similar type of services regularly.

If you’re not pleased with the way this works, you should know that TripAdvisor won’t be available by default to users that have upgraded to Windows 10 from older version of Windows. In addition, all the pre-installs of TripAdvisor are performed by TripAdvisor distribution partners and not Microsoft.