According to news that broke last night, a consumer protection group in China is suing Samsung Electronics and a Chinese vendor for placing too many preinstalled apps on phones, and is demanding that the whole smartphone industry eschew bloatware.
On Thursday, the Shanghai Consumer Council said it filed public interest lawsuits against Samsung and Oppo for not only placing so much bloatware on their phones, but also making it impossible for the user to easily remove the apps.
Phones from Samsung and Oppo were found to contain the most bloatware, and so the two companies were named in the lawsuits. In Samsung's case, the phone allegedly had 44 pieces of pre-installed software that can't be removed, according to the group. The Oppo phone, on the other hand, had 47 irremovable apps. Whether this problem applies to Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones is unknown at this time.