Definition of preinstall
: to install (software) on a computer prior to sale
preinstallationplay \-ˌin(t)-stə-ˈlā-shən\ noun
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Apple's iMessage has similar advantages, preinstalled on millions of iPhones.
The company has now preinstalled all of its inventory with LoJack theft recovery systems.
Google Most noticeably, all Android O devices that come with Google Play preinstalled will also ship with a new app called Google Play Protect.
That engine is part of Microsoft’s Windows Defender which is preinstalled on PCs.
On Communications Hill in San Jose, KB Home has a model house to show off the smart home products customers can get preinstalled.
Nor do manufacturers have to preinstall any Google apps on devices using Android, which is an open source system, available free.
Hence, computer makers who preinstall Netscape's browser can now optimize the code for their own machines and create and name their own customized flavor of Navigator.
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