The Input report, citing a OnePlus spokesperson, claimed that the smartphone maker’s phones will no longer come with pre-loaded Facebook-owned apps and services. The spokesperson has said that the only third party app coming in OnePlus smartphone will be Netflix.
According to Android Police report, OnePlus faced Facebook bloatware backlash in all phones, including OnePlus Nord, OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro.
While users were uninstalling Facebook-owned apps such as Instagram, Messenger and Facebook from their OnePlus smartphones, backgrand Facebook services such as Facebook Application Manager, Facebook Installer and Facebook Notification Service etc. can only be disabled and not completely Can be removed from the phone.
According to the report, OnePlus has not made it clear that it will never pre-install Facebook apps and service on its smartphone, but it has been said that it will not be done in future. OnePlus also declined to comment on how to remove pre-installed Facebook apps and service in existing OnePlus Nord and OnePlus 8 Series phones. The report quoted the source as saying that there is no easy and user-friendly way to remove pre-installed apps on OnePlus phones, as removing them would be like disrupting the user experience.