Although Samsung has recently released phones that have reviewed quite well on Neowin, the company has been involved in the rather distasteful practice of showing advertisements in their stock apps like Weather, Pay, and Theme. However, users of Samsung's handsets will be pleased to know that the South Korean tech giant will be changing its policy on this topic soon.
In a statement to The Verge, Samsung has confirmed that it will stop showing ads in its proprietary apps by the end of this year. The statement from the company reads:
Samsung has made a decision to cease the advertisement on proprietary apps including Samsung Weather, Samsung Pay, and Samsung Theme. The update will be ready by later this year.
Our priority is to deliver innovative mobile experiences for our consumers based on their needs and wants. We value feedback from our users and continue our commitment to provide them with the best possible experience from our Galaxy products and services.
This piece of news is in line with what Samsung's mobile head TM Roh recently stated in an internal town hall meeting as well. The move will likely be welcomed by users of Samsung handsets and apps. While workarounds around the ads exist or you could just use different apps, it's understandable that having to see ads or put in extra effort to not see them is not a desirable user experience, especially on premium smartphones.
Source: The Verge