Removed The Chinese company OnePlus has previously installed Facebook services and applications from its latest phone (OnePlus 8T).
The company had concluded a deal to include Facebook services, the Facebook app installer and the Facebook app manager as system apps via its smartphones.
The move came after the company was criticized for the initial installation of Facebook applications and services on the devices (OnePlus Nord), (OnePlus 8) and (OnePlus 8 Pro).
OnePlus confirmed the news, which means that its latest phone (OnePlus 8T) will only come with the previously installed OnePlus, Google and Netflix programs.
Previously installed Facebook services and applications, such as: Facebook, Messenger and Instagram, can be removed from (OnePlus Nord), (OnePlus 8) and (OnePlus 8 Pro) phones. Except that it cannot remove background services.
The background services, application installer and application manager, remain installed as system applications that cannot be removed, they can only be disabled.
OnePlus justified this by saying: The inclusion of these services allowed it to provide higher battery efficiency, but users objected to them on the grounds that Facebook services and applications ruined the simplified (OxygenOS) experience of OnePlus.
There have been reports that Facebook services and apps are using small amounts of data in the background even when not in use, which is a cause for concern, given that you don’t know what data you share with Facebook.
OnePlus says: Netflix comes pre-installed via the OnePlus 8T to allow HDR improvements.
The company declined to confirm that it will not previously install Facebook services and applications again.
It also refused to comment on how the owners of (OnePlus Nord), (OnePlus 8) and (OnePlus 8 Pro) uninstalled Facebook services and applications from their devices.
The information indicated that the situation is more complex than it appears, and that there is no simple and easy-to-use way to remove Facebook services from the phones that initially come with them, and removing them may disrupt the user’s experience.
The company said: It listened to users’ comments, which is the reason for its new decision and change of position.