Several Android owners install bloatware on their devices, which have a negative impact on the performance on the devices. Usually, companies install bloatware on their devices before selling the devices.
However, none of these manufacturers were found to install unwanted applications on the devices remotely after selling them to users unit now. Recently, reports suggest that Micromax is installing unwanted applications on user’s devices without their consent remotely.
A Reddit user said, “For the last month or so, I’ve noticed apps that I never installed – apps like newshunt, snapdeal, amazon.in etc. These aren’t exactly light apps, mind you – they’re at least 7-8MB each. Space is really short.”
XDA-Developers said they’ve looked into the issue and have found that Micromax smartphone was involved in data mining. It further mentions that Micromax has replaced Google’s Android firmware OTA service with a third-party app called FWupgrade.apk by a Chinese company called Adups. The third-party FOTA service can install third party apps on user’s smartphones without user’s consent while showing multiple ads as well.
There’s no word about the issue from Micromax, we’ll update you as soon as the company informs anything. Until then, if you’re a Micromax user, you can check out XDA link below to find out details on how to disable the service.