After the launch of the OnePlus Nord and OnePlus 8 series, it became clear that the company was already installing Facebook Blotware on its devices. Now, in turn, OnePlus is officially discontinuing that practice.
If you missed the original story, users became aware earlier this year that OnePlus was installing some Facebook apps on its phones. In particular, the OnePlus 8, 8 Pro and Nord, the previous two companies are the most expensive phones ever. While many user-facing apps can be removed from Facebook, but some behind-the-scenes services have failed, and it can send data to the social media giant.
Apparently, the community of the company was not happy about that revelation and probably, they also lost some customers on it. The only negativity about the change in our own comments section was overflowing.
Speaking with Input, OnePlus directly confirmed that Facebook services are not preloaded on the OnePlus 8T – something we can gladly confirm on our review unit – and that future devices do not contain trash. The company paused to say that this is a permanent change, but in the inexplicable future Google, OnePlus and Netflix apps are just already loaded, nothing more.
Generally speaking, actions like these are not uncommon. After all, OnePlus was probably bumping into a fair amount of cash from a deal with Facebook. The decision really came from a direct response from fans and the media. Specifically, a from the P-Ed piece Input “Made his way to the very top.”
This is great news, but unfortunately, OnePlus has no comments or compromises yet for OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, or Nord buyers, stuck with Facebook. Shame on you
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