OnePlus 12, OnePlus Open Smartphone With OxygenOS Free Of Bloatware

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OnePlus 12, OnePlus Open have been introduced as top handsets by the company. However, some users are facing big problems with both of these smartphones. Users say that during phone setup, the device suggested they download bloatware apps i.e. unwanted apps.

The unwanted apps were showing under the ‘By OnePlus’ header during setup, even though these were third-party apps. Describing this problem on the social media platform, a user wrote that the OnePlus 12 phone is installing four additional third-party apps during device setup in India.

OnePlus Open Full Specification

OnePlus 12

  • Display- 7.82 inches
  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  • Front Camera – 20 MP + 32 MP
  • Rear Camera – 48 MP + 48 MP + 64 MP
  • RAM – 16 GB
  • Storage – 512 GB
  • Battery Capacity – 4805 mAh
  • OS – Android v13
  • Model – OnePlus Open
  • Price In India -139,999

The phone was running on Oxygen OS In the US, a third-party app was pre-selected during setup, whereas in Europe, no pre-selected app was visible on the phone. If they wish, they can refuse to install them on the phone. But there is also a possibility that if apps are skipped during the setup process, then bloatware may come in the phone.

OnePlus Open also found three apps pre-installed, all of which were from Meta. The names of Meta App Installer, Meta App Manager, and Meta Services were found among them. Earlier, these three apps were also spotted in the OnePlus 8 series. Due to this, OnePlus had to face a lot of criticism because these apps could not be removed easily from the phone.

OnePlus 12 Full Specification

OnePlus 12

  • Display- 6.82 inches
  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3
  • Front Camera – 32 MP
  • Rear Camera – 50 MP + 48 MP + 64 MP
  • RAM – 12 GB
  • Storage – 256 GB
  • Battery Capacity – 5400 mAh
  • OS – Android v14
  • Model – OnePlus 12
  • Price In India -64,999

The company has now reportedly taken action on the matter and said that it was a lapse. This flaw was found during testing in OnePlus 12 and it was fixed on May 6. OnePlus 12 no longer comes pre-loaded with any such apps. The company said this in response to Android Authority.

The company said that it keeps OxygenOS free of bloatware. But the smartphone maker admitted that the OnePlus Nord CE 4 was also found to have two pre-installed apps – Instagram and Agoda. But it was very easy to uninstall them from the phone.

OnePlus 12

OnePlus 12, OnePlus Open Bloatware Issue

  • This was spotted by Android Authority from a OnePlus 12 user in India who shared the setup process that showed the option to download third-party apps.
  • During the setup under “Review additional apps”, there’s a “From OnePlus” section of apps which includes four third-party apps from the Play Store. These are LinkedIn, Policybazaar, Block Blast!, and Candy Crush Saga.
  • While the option still lies on the user’s end to install these apps, it can still be annoying and add to bloatware for people who might be unaware of this issue. Also, these apps are pre-selected in the list as if to almost force-install on the smartphone.
  • The “Review additional apps” section isn’t displayed at first, and users will have to select it manually to uncheck the third-party apps. So it can be easily missed by anyone.
  • Interestingly, this third-party apps issue is more persistent in India with OnePlus adding four apps, while the US had only LinkedIn, and none to users in the US, according to the report.
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