For years, PC manufacturers were paid handsomely for shipping computers loaded with third-party software. The amount of useless preloaded software got to be so much of a pain that it became known as crapware.
AV vendors like Symantec and McAfee seeded the market by signing deals with PC makers. The scheme worked so well that I would expect lots of AV vendors to do the same with Android. Funny how irritants in the PC world get repeated in the mobile market.
Sign up for CIO Asia eNewsletters.