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Android applessification

Applications that got the chopping block

Square
SwitchPro Widget
Listen
ADWLauncher EX
HNews
Google Sky Map
Google Buzz widget
Taskos To Do List
NXP TagWriter
OpenWatch Recorder
Flickroid
360
Bnter
ASTRO File Manager
Foursquare
LinkedIn
Disco
Hulu Plus
Touchnote
Battleheart
BBC News
Al Jazeera English
Pool Party
Dropbox
Barcode Scanner
Amazon.com

Applications that are on notice

Google Earth - I don't actually use it but I can't remove it.
Postagram - I love the idea but it needs to integrate with Androids contact manager and use the Market's micro payments.
Google Shopper


Applications that are sticking around

Google+
Twitter
Battle.net Authenticator
USAA Mobile
Google Maps
Netflix
Google Docs
Google Goggles
Pandora Internet Radio
Google Authenticator
Voice Search
Zipcar
YouTube
Blogger
Google Voice
My Tracks
Music
Google Books
Videos
Google Translate
Google Reader
Google Chrome to Phone
Google Apps Device Policy

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