“I do not have interest in buying OnePlus Buds, yet I’m given this app that I cannot uninstall, or disable. For awhile OnePlus was heralded for bloat-free software, but after Netflix, Facebook, now this? There’s clearly a shift of strategy that I do not agree with, and many others don’t as well. I hope you listen, I hope you listen to us, your customers. But if that doesn’t happen, I’ll just jump ship,” wrote a consumer as his assessment of the OnePlus EarBuds app on Google Play.
Many users were additionally sad by the way in which OnePlus put in the app. The app received put in within the background as half of an replace and users had no management over it.
So what does this app do? As per the outline, “The interaction between OnePlus smartphones and true wireless headset is tied with several system settings. To ensure a seamless experience, OnePlus pre-installed the OnePlus Pods app (now renamed it to “OnePlus Buds”) within the newest steady updates for OnePlus 6 and above gadgets.”
While this app might make sense for somebody who has bought the OnePlus Buds, that is of no use for individuals who use a OnePlus cellphone however do not need the brand new earbuds.
While most good equipment like smartwatch and earbuds come together with a companion app, most manufacturers permit folks to install the app individually and never power it. Also, even when the app comes pre-put in, users are allowed to delete it. For instance, Apple permits users to uninstall the Watch app on iPhone.