OnePlus 3 was announced at the start of the month, and although the device has been received with great enthusiasm, some issues seem to have risen. Now it seems that OnePlus 3 units from China are reportedly filled with ads in system applications.
OnePlus has attracted lots of criticism related to its dissatisfactory use of the 6GB of RAM, inaccurate display or battery life issues. Although these annoyances will be solved in thefor OnePlus 3, it appears that units from China are facing different problems.
Somesmartphones from China came with ads in system files, according to . OnePlus 3 runs OxygenOS, an operating system that’s strongly based on Android Marshmallow 6.0. It’s a lighter version of Google’s Android OS, but it brings along some additional features.
China-based OnePlus 3 devices come with different software, HydrogenOS, which has extra features compared to OxygenOS.
The ads section cannot be removed or disabled
Some Chinese users have reported that the extra feature that they observed is actually an ad feed. The dialer interface has a “Live Services” feed that is filled with banners for movies, restaurants and more. The ad platform seems to be outsourced, so OnePlus might actually not control the ads that are displayed.
Moreover, the ads section can’t be removed or disabled, so users are practically forced to check out the content, whether they like it or not. Still, the good news is that the ads are limited to the Live Services section and don’t spread to other system files.
Western users aren’t affected by these ads, as they only appear on devices sold in China. But OnePlus has been rumored to merge Oxygen OS with HydrogenOS, which means that there’s a small chance that the Live Services feed will come to other countries as well.