POCO is launching an OnePlus Nord competitor this month

Nord will be available at One Plus Experience Stores and One Plus Authorised Stores in India the One Plus India Website and on Amazon India

As mentioned earlier, the OnePlus Nord will go on sale beginning midnight tonight via Amazon.in, OnePlus.in and OnePlus Experience Stores.

Most probably because of a backroom deal between the phone manufacturer and the social media giant that wants to extend the reach of the platform even further.

Notably, the OnePlus Nord and OnePlus 8 series phones already come with Facebook services. Therefore, going forward, one has to wait and see how things unfold in the days ahead. Well, the worst part is that the bloatware can not be uninstalled. It is possible to disable them, however, and doing so won't break anything on your phone.

The base model of OnePlus Nord has 8GB RAM and 128GB storage for ₹27,999 (~$374), and it will be available in both Gray Onyx and Blue Marble color options.

This was not talked about much and kind of went unnoticed until Max Weinbach of XDA tweeted a couple of screenshots of the Instagram app updating via the Facebook App Manager service instead of through Play Store as you'd expect.


Besides, several other OnePlus users also took to Reddit, to share their frustrations on this issue. It is being republished today, 7 August, as the smartphone continues to be available for purchase at Amazon Prime Day sale. It comes off the box with the Android 10 operating system and OnePlus's OxygenOS 10.0.

While you can uninstall the Facebook app, the underlying services and App installers remain in the system. With its most recent cell phones, OnePlus has been pre-loading services and applications from Facebook that can't be uninstalled totally, and that is not halting at any time soon.

And provide great viewing experience by enhancing the HDR playback on Netflix.

Furthermore, these background services are found to be eating data in the background. Rasing concerns over data plans and information that is collected by Facebook through these updates.

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