Recently, on my Moto G5 I was hit with a situation of Google Play updating an application that is not listed in the application list:
Situation on right screenshot remained only until given update process has completed. Right after that "Moto Actions" application appeared on the list.
- Why Google Play calls something "an update", if in facts it installs it for the first time?
Disablebutton for this app is disabled. Can't disable or uninstall it. Any option to get rid of it?
- How can Google Play install anything on my device without asking me for a permission?
- How can Google Play install anything that I cannot uninstall?
- Are there any other app-examples of such behavior?
I thought that this is possible only for apps that are part of core system and that anything that is installed through Google Play can be uninstalled?
I purchased my Moto G5, after having Moto G4 earlier and after having Moto E3 even earlier. I was using all my phones because Moto offers "as close to pure Android as possible".
Every phone came with some annoying Moto-like stuff, but I was always able to uninstall or disable it. This is first example. Is this some kind of change in Motorola policy? Cause I find hard to believe that "Moto Actions" is so essential system app that user can't uninstall it and Motorola only forgot about it in system release and had to later install it through Google Play.