OnePlus came under fire once again yesterday for sending out a push notification to OnePlus 5 customers asking them to take part in a survey to win a OnePlus 5. As expected, the move didn't go down well over on Reddit, with enterprising users tracking down the app that sent out the notification — the "Push" system app.
In an official statement, OnePlus said that the survey was to solicit user feedback to "help with the continuous improvement" of its products:
This isn't the first time OnePlus sent out a push notification — it did so a month ago to drum up interest in the launch of the OnePlus 5. No one likes getting ads on a device they paid a lot of money for, and if OnePlus is genuinely interested in seeking customer feedback, there are plenty of other avenues to do so.
For what it's worth, the latest stable build of OxygenOS on the OnePlus 5 allows you to block all notifications from the Push app.
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Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.