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Adviser
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whats new showing sponsored ads

after updating to z1 c6902 lollipop i am getting sposored ads in whats new app & almost all other apps in lollipop like 9gag. sony is also pushing amazon app through whats new, why is sony is doing this. i dont know any other model is facing this, but i am irritated by this, half of my mobile data goes in this showing ads in between.whats new sponsored ads

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Moderator
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Re: whats new showing sponsored ads

I think this is related to other apps that you have installed. Boot in safe mode and see if whats new still has ads:

https://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/FAQ/How-to-boot-your-phone-into-safe-mode/m-p/348008#U348008



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Adviser
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Re: whats new showing sponsored ads

hard to say but it still showing ads & how can any other app or apps can show ads in other apps ?? when i restored it to factory version, it doesnt shows any ads even all other apps installed, it only shows after the update through whats new.Screenshot_2015-07-18-14-15-08.pngScreenshot_2015-07-18-14-18-15.png

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Re: whats new showing sponsored ads

This is a strange one. I saw this on xperia blog today:

http://www.xperiablog.net/2015/07/18/why-is-sony-pushing-the-amazon-app-in-the-xperia-update-centre/

 

Perhaps @Samuel can take a look after the weekend.



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Master
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Re: whats new showing sponsored ads

You might experience that the Amazon application is now available in What's New. This is due to the fact that we believe that it will enhance the user experience. You don't have to install it if you don't want to.

Regarding sponsored ads, the only thing that changed is the text that says it's sponsored, the ads themselves has been there before and are based on what we believe can be interesting for you.

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Re: whats new showing sponsored ads


@Samuel wrote:

You might experience that the Amazon application is now available in What's New. This is due to the fact that we believe that it will enhance the user experience.


 

I find it really pathetic that a SUPPORT FORUM must see this type of language used. You need to delete this post and repost it with the correct text: "This is due to the fact that Amazon has paid us to do so".

 

It's a SUPPORT FORUM, we don't want marketing information, we want support information.

 

Adviser
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Re: whats new showing sponsored ads

mr samuel,

i want to say that this type of ads doesnt come in kitkat, after update to lollipop & the updation on whats new app, the ads now has come up. i flashed again kitkat & i dint see any ads in whats new app. i am using sony for the past 6 years & i didnt get any sponsored ads in between. i just got it in lollipop after i update my z1. so dont tell me lies.

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Re: whats new showing sponsored ads

After latest updates for What's new, amazon is not there anymore.



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Enthusiast
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delete Amazon app?

Instead of security fixes or Lollipop, my E4 got yesterday Amazon app via software update. If I delete it, SU want to install it again. Is there a way to delete it?

 

-edit- it's awesome that my post has been moved here, but it doesn't do anything with what's new.

 

-edit2- oh, now I see Slightly smiling Face okay, no problemo.

Enthusiast
Message 10 of 12
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Re: delete Amazon app?

well, dear @samuel, i don't want to get 3rd party apps via software update. su is not for that.