Bloatware is the practice of including third-party apps on smartphones. Although it is no longer as serious an occurrence as it was a few years ago, bloatware continues to irritate users. More recently, OnePlus Nord and OnePlus 8 have been tagged with Facebook bloatware.
The subject gained some attention through leaker Max Weinbach, who shared his frustrations on Twitter. In the publication, Max shows Instagram receiving an update not through the Google Play Store but through Facebook’s application manager, a third-party service.
A completely unnecessary measure, but not surprising, coming from Facebook. However, several users on Reddit have indicated that this situation has been going on for some time. OnePlus’ 3 latest smartphones all come with Facebook pre-installed.
OnePlus uses OxygenOS, a slightly changed version of Android that many users love. One would then expect OnePlus to not include Facebook as a pre-installed app, but that is not the case. Therefore, all OnePlus with OxygenOS has come with Facebook in recent years.
The point is that they not only include Facebook but like all adjacent services. Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Facebook App Installer, Facebook App Manager and Facebook Services. As if the app was no longer famous for being heavy for smartphones, they still include more services to overload the equipment’s memory and storage.
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