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- Sony is sending adverts by way of push notifications to Xperia homeowners.
- The advert promotes the brand new Xperia Professional-I smartphone.
The subject of system adverts on smartphones has come up quite a few occasions earlier than, because the likes of Realme, Xiaomi, and Samsung have all provided this in a bid to make more cash. Samsung has since introduced that it’s disabling system adverts on its telephones, nevertheless it seems to be like Sony is able to step in.
A few Redditors (u/sergiocastell and u/EvilMonkeySlayer) noticed an advert popping up within the notification shade of their Sony telephones. The advert promotes the discharge of the brand-new, $1,800 Xperia Professional-I smartphone. It’s unclear whether or not this can be a wide-scale promotion or region-specific, however you’ll be able to try a screenshot beneath.
It’s value noting that one Redditor obtained the advert on a $1,300 Sony Xperia 1 III, which is a 2021 flagship anyway. We might considerably perceive if folks with a lot older Sony telephones obtained the advert, nevertheless it appears somewhat pointless to push this out to folks with new flagships.
This wouldn’t be the primary time a smartphone model provided system adverts calling for customers to improve to their newest cellphone although. Samsung was responsible of this apply too, nevertheless it lately disabled adverts on its telephones.
Sony’s transfer additionally comes after a latest Android Authority ballot discovered that nearly 85% of respondents hated system adverts on their telephones. So right here’s hoping it follows Samsung’s swimsuit and disables system adverts too.