Lenovo has come under fire for the Tips application on its tablets, which has been likened to indelible adware that forces folks to view ads.
One customer took to the manufacturer’s support forum late last month to say they were somewhat miffed to see an ad suddenly appear on screen to join Amazon Music on their Android-powered Lenovo Tab P11. The advertisement was generated as a push notification by the bundled Tips app.
“There is no option to dismiss,” the fondleslab fondler sighed. “You have to click to find out more. Further, these notifications cannot be disabled, nor can the Lenovo ‘Tips’ app be disabled.”
They went on to say: “This is not a tip. This is a push that is advertising a paid service. I loathe this sort of thing.”
Another chipped in: “I have a Lenovo Tab that also has this bloatware virus installed. There’s no way to disable the adverts (they call the ads tips, they’re not, they’re adverts for Amazon music etc.) This is ridiculous, Lenovo, I didn’t spend £170 on a tablet to be pumped with ads. Will not buy another Lenovo product.”