OnePlus ditches Facebook bloatware on the 8T and future phones following user backlash
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In a complete reversal, OnePlus will stop pre-loading Facebook apps and services on its phones, starting with the new OnePlus 8T.
Following the launches of the OnePlus Nord and OnePlus 8 series, it was made apparent that the company was pre-installing Facebook bloatware on its devices. Now, in a reversal, OnePlus is officially stopping that practice.

In case you missed the original story, earlier this year users became aware that OnePlus was pre-installing some Facebook apps on its phones. Specifically, it was the OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, and Nord, the former two being the company's most expensive phones to date. Many of the user-facing apps from Facebook could be removed, but some behind-the-scenes services could not, and those…
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