Xiaomi has been offering smartphones for years in which the price / performance ratio is difficult to match, but although in many ways its devices are remarkable, in others the company is making questionable decisions .
The last one is the pre-installation of the BBVA application in its new terminals during the next 12 months. Also some previous models will have it through future OTA updates, and although it can be uninstalled, the complaint is obvious: it is 2020 and the bloatware problem has not only not disappeared but it seems to be increasing .
No more bloatware please
BBVA today announced this initiative that marks the beginning of an agreement with Xiaomi that will last for the next twelve months. According to said agreement, “the smartphones that the technology company launches in the Spanish market during the next twelve months will have the mobile banking application of the financial entity pre-installed “.
The users, explain in Xiaomi they will not have “need to download it from the Play Retailer”, but they do not seem to take into account that there are many users who simply will not have an account in this bank and will have on their devices an application that takes up space and does not they will probably never use.
The application will not only appear on smartphones that are launched in Spain in the next 12 months, but also on current Xiaomi devices : the manufacturer explains that “the devices of the collection Mi Observe 10, Redmi Observe 9, Redmi Observe 8 and Mi 9T as well as Mi 10 Lite, Mi 9 Lite or Redmi 8, among others, will also automatically have the application “thanks to an update via OTA.
In all cases, yes, it will be possible to uninstall the application if the user does not want to use it , but the problem is that once again a manufacturer is pre-installing applications that do not add anything to the user experience and that may harm it.
The bloatware is an ordinary sentence on PCs with Home windows , but also affects long mobile from different manufacturers. Xiaomi has already been criticized in the past for that obsession to put advertising on mobile phones – we recently explained how to eliminate those ads – and this new decision does not help to improve the image of this manufacturer in this section.