OnePlus is removing Facebook bloatware from the OnePlus 8T after the company was criticized for preinstalling Facebook’s apps and services on the OnePlus Nord and 8 series. OnePlus confirmed the message to entranceThis means that only the Google, OnePlus and Netflix software is pre-installed on the new phone.
One reason for the outcry was that while the Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps could be uninstalled from the 8-series and Nord phones, background services like Facebook’s app installer and app manager weren’t completely removed could AndroidPolice reported at the time.
OnePlus justified this with the fact that “higher battery efficiency” could be achieved by including these services. However, users objected to them on the grounds that they overloaded OnePlus̵
For those wondering, OnePlus says that Netflix comes pre-installed on the OnePlus 8T to allow for HDR tweaks. The company stopped to confirm this entrance that it would never pre-install Facebook’s apps and services again, and it declined to comment on how existing Nord and OnePlus 8-series owners could uninstall them from their devices.