1. Are you ready for the Galaxy S20? Here is everything we know so far!

Ads in Stock Samsung Apps

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by The_Chief, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. The_Chief

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  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    They are obviously feeling sufficiently secure in their position at the top of the Android heap that they think they can exploit it without fear.

    The dialer would p*** me off. The others less so just because I don't use manufacturer's own apps generally, including on my ancient Samsung tablet, so I'd probably never open the rest. But the dialer is a different matter.

    But you know what, my tablet possibly is coming up for replacement this year (it's still usable for its main purpose, but it is 7 years old and showing it now), and this is another point against Samsung for the replacement even though it wouldn't have a dialer and I'd not use the rest: there is a principle here.
     
  3. The_Chief

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    You bet! The Note 20 had better be a spectacular upgrade from the Note 10 for me to buy it... but if I start seeing ads in stock apps that I can't block, it's going straight back to Samsung. If enough buyers return their phones over the ads (phones that Samsung can no longer sell as "new"), I'll wager that a very imminent update will be pushed out to kill the ads.
     
  4. lunatic59

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    I can just hear the marketing meeting now ... "Statistics show the majority of apps downloaded from the Play store are the free-with-ads versions, so consumers are obviously okay with ads. Let's get in on the revenue stream for the next quarter and be the heroes at the next shareholders meeting."
     
  5. The_Chief

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    YEP! Except that the first thing I'll do with a new phone like the Note 20 Ultra is disable every stock app.

    Take the hint, Samsung!
     
  6. lunatic59

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    My guess would be that, like most everything else in our privileged and entitled society, people will whine and moan, but not actually do anything about it.
     
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