Samsung, Oppo hit with lawsuit in China over bloatware.
Smartphone vendors Samsung and Oppo have been targeted by a consumer regulator in China after users of their phones complained about pre-installed software, The Register reported.
The Shanghai Consumer Rights Protection Commission filed separate
lawsuits against the manufacturers following a review of 20 smartphones to find
out which were most laden with bloatware.
The Commission found the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Oppo Find
7a were two of the worst models on the market, as they came pre-loaded with 44
and 71 apps respectively.
"Given the behaviour of mobile phone manufacturers against
the legitimate rights and interests of many consumers, it is necessary to
correct such unreasonable manner[s] through public interest litigation," China's
Consumers' Association said on its website.
Samsung and Oppo each have 15 days to formally reply to the suits.
The news comes just two weeks after Samsung bloatware found on
Windows PCs was accused of disabling Windows Update, leaving Samsung machines
potentially vulnerable to cyber attack.
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