Samsung removed ads from the weather app ahead of time
Last week, South Korean tech giant Samsung, which is the world's leading smartphone manufacturer, confirmed that it will remove ads from native apps on its devices by the end of this year.
Now users have reported that the company has begun to take steps to fulfill that promise. Samsung first stopped showing ads in its default Weather app. However, ads are still present in Samsung Pay and Samsung Themes apps.
With the introduction of the revamped One UI, the South Korean giant has started serving ads in some of its most-used apps. But following user complaints, as well as complaints from Samsung employees, the company announced that it will remove ads from its smartphones via future One UI software updates.
Samsung has decided to remove ads from proprietary apps including Samsung Weather, Samsung Pay, and Samsung Theme. The update will be ready by the end of this year. Our priority is to provide our consumers with innovative mobile solutions tailored to their needs and desires. We value our users' feedback and continue to strive to provide them with the best possible experience on our Galaxy products and services. - Samsung
Ads are expected to disappear completely from all Samsung apps with the release of One UI 4.0, which is based on the Android 12 operating system.