Samsung Angers Galaxy S8 Owners As It Starts Bombarding Phones with Ads

Samsung has found another way to anger its own users, as the company has started showing ads on their devices using push notifications.

Galaxy S8 users are complaining on Reddit that Samsung is using the super-popular (read this with a sarcastic voice) Game Optimizing Service to deliver a number of ads, some of which are pointing to games that are published in the Play Store.

Game Optimizing Service was implemented in Samsung’s latest devices to improve gaming performance and to reduce battery usage, though it looks like the South Korean firm has now found a different purpose for it: display ads with push notifications.

“I didn’t pay $1000 to see ads on my phone”

One of the users who took to reddit to complain explained that an advertisement for Load Runner Classic was displayed on his Galaxy S8+ twice in the past week, while another one confi… (read more)

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