Samsung has confirmed that it will remove ads from preloaded apps on Galaxy phones later this year. Apps such as Samsung weather, Samsung Pay, and Samsung Theme will no longer show ads after an update this year.
Samsung has finally listened to its fans’ demands that it pull the ads from its preloaded apps on Galaxy phones. These ads appear when users connect to data and may need continuous intervention to rid of them although temporarily. It is nevertheless, one of the unwanted sides to smartphones use. However, Samsung has now decided it will no more hurl intrusive ads to the phone owners via its bloatware.
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Smartphone Ads A Common Practice
However, Samsung is not alone in this notorious practice. Xiaomi and other Chinese brands have been maligned long for their obtrusive ads. Users can, however, get rid of them with some tweaks at the system level or via configurations.
These ads can arrive in the form of text or at times large images or even videos while you are browsing an app. It can be nothing but annoying to the users who get these undesirable ads randomly on their screens.
This has forced tech-savvy users to root their phones and tweak systems to avoid ads. Besides, some even go at length to flash a custom ROM that allows them superuser capacity to not only avoid ads but perform multiple modifications.
On Samsung, these ads do not exist only on mid and lower-end phones but also on flagship such as S21 Series via default apps. However, now the Korean company will remove ads from its bloatware such as Samsung Weather, Samsung Pay, and Samsung Theme.
Some Questions Linger
Regarding this popular decision, Samsung’s mobile chief TM Roh said, the company decided to remove ads to improve user experience. Samsung revealed this initiative to The Verge recently. The company also confirmed that it will roll out an update to those native apps later this year that will strip them of ads capacities.
The Yonhap has reported the update will arrive through the One UI platform. But it is not clear whether the rollout will come to all the regions. Besides, it is also not confirmed whether the outcome will be available to midrange and low-range phones.
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