Originally Posted by DMAC
Samsung seems pretty shady with rolling out updates. I have an S3.
There's some nifty guides out there that tell you exactly what all you can safely disable regarding unnecessary apps that the manufacturer or carrier rolls out. It's handy to cut down the stupid bloat.
Here's the link for stock Galaxy S3: http://forums.androidcentral.com/spr...ck-rooted.html
You can go into Application Manager, and disable them.
But a better solution is to "Freeze" them, so that they'll stay disabled even after a reboot. I use an app called Titanium Backup to "Freeze" these built in apps. That prevents them from running automatically. Titanium Backup has additional advantages as well.