When you buy a flagship Android phone, it should provide you with a flagship-grade experience. That means top-of-the-line specs, a great design, and clean software that's not loaded down with a ton of promotional apps or advertisements. Unfortunately, this is something Samsung doesn't fully grasp.
Our friends at Android Police recently published an article highlighting the fact that Galaxy smartphones are filled with ads in a bunch of the first-part Samsung apps — such as Samsung Pay, Samsung Music, Samsung Health, and even the dialer app.
This got a lot of our members in the AC forums talking about the issue, with the conversation going as follows.
What do you think? Is it OK for Samsung to put ads on its Android phones?