Samsung’s inclusion of ads in its default apps like Samsung Weather and Samsung Pay has been an irritation for many who had just spent hundreds of dollars on a new phone. It seems Samsung has taken this to heart. In a recent company town hall, as reported by Yonhap News, mobile chief Roh Tae-moon stated that he wants ads gone from from native apps.
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Samsung hasn’t specifically said it’s going to remove ads for every default app, though that does seem to be the implication. In a statement given to The Verge, the company called out a couple of specific examples, such as Samsung Pay and Samsung Weather.