Here’s Why Android Phones in Some Regions Come With 3 Pre-Installed Facebook Apps

One major problem that a lot of users end up having when it comes to Android phones has to do with the fact that many of them come with Facebook preinstalled. While a lot of phones allow you to delete those apps, most don’t enable this sort of thing and would only allow you to disable the app rather than delete it entirely. This has led a number of people to call the preinstalled app bloatware since it takes up space on your phone regardless of whether or not you use the social media platform in the first place.

With all of that having been said and out of the way, it is important to note that Android phones in developing markets (epically in Asian region) have been undergoing a unique trend, and this trend is basically that major smartphones from popular brands including Samsung, Realme, Xiaomi and Oppo come with not just one but three separate Facebook apps. We’re not talking about Facebook’s subsidiary apps either, we’re talking about three pre-enabled apps that are linked directly to Facebook’s primary social media platform, and they don’t include the actual Facebook app either which is a completely separate entity.

A lot of questions have emerged with regards to why these three apps come preinstalled in so many Android phones. If you were to search for them in settings you would find that they are systems apps that don’t have icons that you can see on your home screen or in apps section in the settings but rather would be the kinds of apps that work in the background. These three apps are a Facebook download manager and app manager as well as a third app called Facebook system services.

People have started to get a little concerned about these apps being already installed on their phones, and a big part of the reason why that is the case has to do with the fact that Facebook is not the kind of social media platform that people end up trusting once all has been said and is now out of the way. Tech companies such as Samsung as well as Facebook itself have wasted no time trying to explain these apps, saying that they are there to ensure a top notch user experience and ensure that users don’t have to download updated version of the app but rather have it downloaded automatically. Still, many people just don’t want anything to do with Facebook, and for these people deleting the apps is probably going to be the best available option.


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