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You can’t delete Facebook from some Androids and people aren’t happy


The #DeleteFacebook movement may be growing, but many Samsung users are having a tough time scraping the social network’s preinstalled software from their phones.

Bloomberg reports that the Facebook software that comes installed on some Samsung phones cannot be deleted. Instead, it can only be disabled. Devices affected includeflagship models such as the Galaxy 9, for which users pay high prices.

Some users were irritated that the app couldn’t be truly deleted, even in its disabled state:

Pre-installed software has long been a feature on both mobile and desktop platforms. For years, many PCs have shipped with ‘bloatware’ – trial versions of apps including antivirus tools that users see the first time they start their machine. However, PC users have the power to delete those apps.

While it’s true that you can’t delete Facebook’s preinstalled software from some Samsung units, the problem isn’t as severe as you might think. The preinstalled software isn’t the full-blown app....(continued)

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