@joseph Yup. Not only are they constantly watching you, but you have to pay a subscription fee too. It feels like no one even sells software anymore. It's either open source, or you subscribe to it monthly.
Samsung confirms it’s removing ads from its stock apps later this year - The Verge
It wasn't even an issue in low budget models. This was an issue in $1200 Samsung S21 Ultra, Samsung's flagship phone.
This is only one of many reasons I encourage use of Lineage OS and similar ROMs over stock ROMs. File manager doesn't freaking connect to internet to download ads. My 3 year old phone's battery felt anew after switching to Lineage OS.
@mobian @mike @joseph
@murtezayesil @mobian @mike @joseph I don't understand why they had advertising in the first place. That's ridiculous Samsung. You're supposes to be a premium brand 🤦♂️. It's stupid moves like this that push people to iPhone (which is far worse than Android because not only do Apple gather the same data as Google, they also lock users in, which is way worse.)
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