Samsung Just Got Sued For Installing So Much Bloatware
One of the things most Android enthusiasts can’t stand about Samsung devices, and many other Android handsets, is the amount of bloatware installed. Some OEMs are pretty light on this end, but Samsung is one of the worst contenders and they’ve been this way for a long time. This is especially true in foreign countries, where Samsung installs even more apps on their devices. Now, a Chinese consumer protection group is taking action by suing Samsung for pre-installing so many apps on their devices that users cannot delete.
This group is also including Oppo in this lawsuit since they also include dozens of pre-installed apps on their devices. The group wants it to be illegal to include so much bloatware on consumer devices since it takes up a considerable portion of the device’s internal storage and gives the customer no choice but to deal with it.
So just how bad is it that Samsung actually had to get sued? Well, let’s put it this way. On the Chinese variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Samsung pre-loaded 44 apps onto the device’s internal memory.
Tao Ailian, Commission Secretary General of the group had this to say on the matter: “We hope [this suit] will force other companies in the sector to end the unreasonable, but common, practice of pre-installing apps without telling consumers. This is something that is very much necessary for the healthy development of the whole industry.”
What do you think about this? Are you glad Samsung may finally have to take action and reduce the number of pre-installed apps on their devices? Let us know in the comments below.