New OnePlus Intelligent cleanup feature reportedly sends some data overseas.
The data is said to be sent to Tencent’s servers in Singapore.
OnePlus users have petitioned to get the feature removed from OnePlus devices.
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A OnePlus user has raised a petition to get the option removed from the OnePlus 6 and the OnePlus 6T phones. It should be noted that the new Intelligent cleanup feature is only available in India for now. While any data being collected by the Tencent server is said to be protected by GDPR policies, the user who posted the petition reminds others that Tencent isn't exactly stringent when it comes to protecting user data.
Additionally, as Android already offers storage management options, there’s actually no need for the new option as it would only serve as bloatware, there being no option to remove it. There are also third party apps like Google Files app (previously called Files Go) that offer similar functionality.
Adding bloatware to the company's existing devices goes against its recent OnePlus 7 Pro advertisement. The phone manufacturer recently takes took a jab at Samsung and its other rivals for including bloatware on their devices. The post where the petition for removing the feature is up also points out that the option to view large files is moved under the Cleanup tab, which could confuse new users to accidentally delete files.
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