Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 appears to be a excellent device for most users, and many are looking forward to upgrading. However, annoyingly, through various kinds of notifications, Samsung sent advertisements for the Galaxy Note 10 to older devices.
First highlighted by Android Police, in their notifications, many Samsung owners see advertisements for the Galaxy Note 10. Sometimes the advertisements are somewhat spammy, leaving the notification shade with various advertisements for the next device
These advertisements are apparently sent by Samsung Pay, the Samsung Push Service, and also by Bixby, the favourite digital assistant of everybody. Specifically, the Bixby notification creates a Note 10 ad by telling you to ask Bixby about Note 10. Alternatively, Samsung Pay provides points to visit the product page of Note 10. One user, as shown below, received at once three such notifications.
Worse yet, it is not easy to disable the Bixby advertisements in specific. The notifications themselves can not be switched off from the shade of the notification, so they can only be switched off from the Bixby app itself.
Through the Bixby and Samsung Pay settings, the only way to stop these notifications from coming in is to turn them off pre-emptively. One can only hope that Samsung will stop doing this for customers who have already purchased the company’s costly smartphone, but as this is not the first time, it is unlikely that it will stop quickly.
Got this on my Note9. Not sure if it's because my Note9 thinks it's a Note10 or if it's an ad. pic.twitter.com/CeD2KfmidE— Max Weinbach (@mweinbachXDA) August 9, 2019
Check this out. Did you know the Note 10 is at AT&T? Verizon? T-Mobile? pic.twitter.com/36GhYGA4Zn— Jeff Springer (@jspring86az) August 10, 2019