Samsung is known for making some of the highest quality smartphones on the market. The recent Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 have shown what the Korean giant can do. However, users always had one complaint – Samsung shows ads in the Stock apps on One UI. According to a new alleged report (via Sammobile), Samsung executives are discussing removing ads in apps like Samsung Music, Samsung Weather, Samsung Pay, and others.
According to the report, Samsung’s president and head of the mobile communications business, TM Roh, mentioned during an “online town hall meeting” that the ads will soon be disappearing from Samsung’s stock apps. During the online meeting, one of the Samsung employees asked Roh why there are ads in One UI, to which Roh responded to the aforementioned statement. Additionally, Roh reiterated that Samsung continues to listen and respond to customer feedback.
“We decided to delete ads from basic apps like Weather, Samsung Pay and Samsung Themes.”
According to the report, Samsung will be removing the One UI ads in an upcoming update. However, there is no word about when this software update might be available. There is also no clear mention of whether this ad removal software update will be available in other regions such as Europe or America, or whether it will be exclusive to Korea.
Nevertheless, such a step would be a step in the right direction for Samsung. Users and, as mentioned above, even employees have been complaining about ads in One UI for a long time. We also saw some readers complain about the ads in the comment section. This is also considered to be one of the factors why people avoid buying Samsung phones. The change would surely be welcomed by any Samsung user. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments section below!
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