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Samsung Agrees to Preload Verizon Bloatware on Galaxy Phones

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May 1, 2018, 6:27 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @zeman_e

Samsung will install mobile apps from Verizon's Oath on all its Galaxy S9 and S9+ phones moving forward, according to Reuters. The two have signed a distribution agreement that will see Oath's Newsroom, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance, and Go90 mobile apps preloaded on the phones. "The amount of content consumption on phones is continuing to skyrocket and I think brands and consumers want more high quality content," said Oath CEO Time Armstrong. Oath hopes owners of the S9 and S9+ will use the apps and view the advertising therein. Further, Samsung and Oath will let advertisers put ads that resemble content within the apps. "This gets ads one step closer to being direct to consumer," said Armstrong. "You can’t be more direct than being on the mobile phone home screen and app environment." The two companies will split the revenue generated by the ad views. Oath is the combined entity that used to be AOL and Yahoo. The companies didn't say when the apps will be added to S9 and S9+ phones.


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May 2, 2018, 6:47 AM

It doesn't already?

I got a Verizon S9 2 weeks ago and I had to uninstall all those apps. They installed while I was downloading my apps
I have the S9 as well.
Some can be totally uninstalled, while others have to be "disabled" and still stuck in the internal memory of the phone.
Best Solution: Root the phone, completely uninstall all unnecessary "bloatware", then "unroot" the phone ...

May 1, 2018, 8:15 PM

"You can't be more direct than being on... the app environment."

You also can't be more detached from reality than to believe people somehow want this crap stuffed down their throats. What an a-hole.
He doesn't believe people want it, but the advertisers want it, and they're willing to pay for that placement, so on it goes. People may not like it, but, if you can't install it without rooting the phone, which most people can't or won't do, you hav...

May 2, 2018, 8:00 AM

are they removable?

are they removable? Samsung phones are crippled by this garbage and it has gotten worse over the last few generations... This is why i switched to the z2 Force and i couldn't be more happy with it.
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