HTC Says the Ads in its Keyboard are a Mistake, Fix Incoming

HTC HTC mobiles HTC default keyboard app,HTC default keyboard showing ads TouchPal

HTC HTC mobiles HTC default keyboard app,HTC default keyboard showing ads TouchPal

Users' aggressive reaction to seeing ads on the keyboard app underscores a growing trend among smartphone manufacturers who're frustrating users by showing ads on the lock screen, home screen, notification centre, and other places. The ad is for the company's application so it also has an install button so it's easier for you to install it. The regular HTC Twitter account has also responded with a temporary fix to the situation as they suggest users uninstall all of the updates from the TouchPal keyboard since it was a recent update that added this functionality to the keyboard. And HTC's response has only managed to rile up users even further.

As reported by thousands onReddit, the TouchPal keyboard has apparently received an update, which now enables ads without warning. It is not unusual for ads to appear on free versions of apps and utilities, though in this case, the app was pre-installed. This is just unethical to the f***ing extreme. The ads certainly are quite annoying for users, and a lot of the regular users aren't happy with the change for obvious reasons. "This is why I stick to stock Android".

HTC is one of the company which uses third party keyboard app, TouchPal instead of creating its own keyboard app.

While it's definitely plausible that this was an innocent error, it has already turned into a PR mess due to the delay in HTC's response. Mashable has reached out to HTC for a comment and will update as soon as we hear back.

Hopefully HTC can fix this issue before it loses more Touchpal keyboard users. The next step is to dole out a timely update to remove the ads. These are advertisements for third party businesses that appear to be pulled from Google's AdSense.

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