OnePlus listens to its users and removes Facebook applications on their new mobiles

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A few hours ago we met in Spain the OnePlus 8T, a mobile that far from being an improved version of the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro is an alternative version to these, with the occasional waiver but a reduction in price that makes it a extremely attractive terminal.

If you were interested in this mobile and were concerned about some of the latest OnePlus moves, we have good news today. The company abandons one of the most controversial decisions they had made in recent months.

OnePlus mobiles put Facebook aside

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One of the most controversial moves by OnePlus in recent months has been the integration of Facebook apps and services into the OxygenOS customization layer. The company defended that this improved the experience of using Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp, but for usersit became a betrayal because one of the essential pillars in the user experience for these is the absence of unnecessary bloatware. Because, yes, applications could be uninstalled, but Facebook services remained indelible on mobile.

OnePlus listens to its users and removes Facebook applications on their new mobiles 1The OnePlus 8T comes without Facebook apps or services.

With the OnePlus 8T, officially unveiled yesterday, the company takes a step back and stops including this software. In a statement to Input, a OnePlus spokesperson assured that from now on, the company’s new mobiles will no longer include these pre-installed applications. We have personally checked in our test unit, and indeed there is no trace, neither of Facebook applications nor services (beyond those that we have voluntarily installed).

Right now, the only third-party app that remains pre-installed on OnePlus phones is Netflix, and the reason is because it improves HDR video playback, which is crucial if you want to enjoy the best experience of this large screen. And if you still consider it something unfair and unworthy, you can always complain to the company, since it seems that despite everything, it is still a company that takes into account the opinions of its users.

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