Xiaomi Company Now Showing Ads In Its Android PhonesSeptember 21, 2018
Xiaomi company, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer had started displaying uninterruptive ads in its MIUI skin for Android which is present on almost all its phones.
According to a statement it made to The Verge, thus:
Advertising has been and will continue to be an integral part of Xiaomi’s Internet services, a key component of the company’s business model. At the same time, we will uphold user experience by offering options to turn off the ads and by constantly improving our approach towards advertising, including adjusting where and when ads appear. Our philosophy is that ads should be unobtrusive, and users always have the option of receiving fewer recommendations.
A lot of Xiaomi users have taken to Reddit and Twitter to complain that lots of ads are popping up in MIUI-based apps and even show up in the settings menu which they condemned the idea. The company does provide an option to turn off ad recommendations through settings, but users noted that the ads continue to pop up even after that option is toggled off. A lot of users are trying to get rid of this ads by al possible means which led some to come up with the idea of removing the MIUI System Ads (MSA) app although no one knows if this could solves the problem.
Xiaomi company is not the only company to showing ads on its devices. Amazon sells phones at low costs with an option to pay more to get rid of them, likewise Samsung which sends ads through push notifications to its users.