Just a few hours ago The Verge’s Dan Seifert posted a Tweet concerning lockscreen ads appearing on his LG V30 review unit. Of course, this sent Twitter into an uproar as well it probably should. After a few hours of replies and back and forth, it appears that Seifert’s LG V30 had a third-party camera app installed, Z Camera. It’s this app that was putting ads on the Seifert’s review unit lockscreen. There is a debate if the app comes included when you purchase the V30, some users say they are not experiencing this problem and Z Camera is not installed.
the LG V30’s garbage bloatware includes lock screen ads. awesome to see on a $750 phone pic.twitter.com/Pb0h6kyAj5
— me, an idiot (@dcseifert) September 5, 2017
One Reddit post is suggesting that someone had installed the app on The Verge’s review unit before he received it.
If you read the twitter convo, the ad is from an app called “Z Camera.” A few people who have also been using a pre-production V30 chimed in and said they don’t have that app installed and have never experienced lock screen ads. Also I’ve been following a few folks on YouTube who have been using the device for weeks and there hasn’t been any discussion about lockscreen ads. I’m sure there’d be a huge uproar.
So… yeah. I’m guessing somehow Z Camera was installed onto Dan Seifert’s phone either after he got it, or by someone who handled it before it got to him. I’m guessing a mea culpa will soon follow.
Either way, Z Camera is uninstallable so it’s not like users will have to keep the app should it be preinstalled. We are reaching out to LG for comment on the situation and will update the post should they get back to us.
What do you think? Do you think the LG V30 will come with lockscreen ads? Or is this just a case of an accidental install of a crap app? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.[button link=”https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/6y9bnc/the_lg_v30s_garbage_bloatware_includes_lock/” icon=”fa-external-link” side=”left” target=”blank” color=”285b5e” textcolor=”ffffff”]Source: Reddit[/button]
Last Updated on September 5, 2017.