Not only does Asia have access to some of the best mobile technology available on the market, but customers will soon be able to purchase bloatware-free devices as a standard.
A recent ruling in South Korea determined that OEMs can preload bloatware on its devices, but the apps must be able to be uninstalled. The new industry guidelines will begin in April of this year.
The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning said this in a press release:
“The move aims to rectify an abnormal practice that causes inconvenience to smartphone users and causes unfair competition among industry players.”
There are also some major advantages that users will experience from the decision. Improved battery life and increased data storage are just a few of the many benefits.