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Google pay automatically installed?

  1. Ed_88 Honeycomb May 17, 2018

    Ed_88, May 17, 2018 :
    Hey!
    so today I opened my app drawer and found this:

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    I had the phone for 5 months now, and at no time do I recall seeing this. And I sure as hell won't ever install this piece of crap myself, nor does anyone have access to my phone.

    is it possible that it came preinstallled on my OP5T and I didn't notice?! did it come with the 8.1 update?
    it can't be uninstalled, only deaktived.

    Is this Google pulling out some creepy remote installation thing? Things like this make me seriously consider installing a custom ROM without Google services.

    Can anyone confirm from their experience?

    Thanks :)
     

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  2. Waveform Modifier KitKat May 17, 2018

    Waveform Modifier, May 17, 2018 :
    Not remote. You probably just didn't noticed it. I believe this is part of the 8.1 update.
     

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  3. Ed_88 Honeycomb May 17, 2018

    Ed_88, May 17, 2018 :
    Yeah I didn't check the app drawer closely after 8.1 I have to say, but I'm still surprised I didn't see that, had the update from day 1.
     

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  5. Waveform Modifier KitKat May 17, 2018

    Waveform Modifier, May 17, 2018 :
    Not sure what to say. I think as long as your country support Google Pay, it will be installed as part of the latest update.
     

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  7. Ed_88 Honeycomb May 17, 2018

    Ed_88, May 17, 2018 :
    Maybe it's not available where you live?
    Like I said, the possibility of me installing it myself is below zero. I'm super picky with what I install.
     

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  8. Ed_88 Honeycomb May 17, 2018

    Ed_88, May 17, 2018 :
    Possible yes! I really hope that's the case.

    I actually read an article today that Google is automatically deactivating the YouTube kids app in unsupported countries , and then saw this a few hours later, so I got suspecious haha!
     

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  9. Bejan Lucian Eclair May 17, 2018

    Bejan Lucian, May 17, 2018 :
    Yeah, just checked and it's not available to me, cannot find it in play store
     

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  10. Ed_88 Honeycomb May 17, 2018

    Ed_88, May 17, 2018 :
    Lucky you! I hate this invasion from Google and apple into absolutely every sector of our lives!
    don't they spy on us enough already? xD
     

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  11. Waveform Modifier KitKat May 17, 2018

    Waveform Modifier, May 17, 2018 :
    Even Apple does this, it will turn the payment app on as it become available in the country you reside in/your account is registered to become available.
     

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  12. Ed_88 Honeycomb May 17, 2018

    Ed_88, May 17, 2018 :
    I know...which is why I would rather have a feature phone than an iPhone. It's just a shame that these two have the absolute monopoly on the phone world.
     

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  13. Waveform Modifier KitKat May 17, 2018

    Waveform Modifier, May 17, 2018 :
    Blame Microsoft, Blackberry, and Nokia for their fail to catch-up with the times.
     

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  15. MentalDraco Lollipop May 17, 2018

    MentalDraco, May 17, 2018 :
    and neither is the assistant app available here.
     

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  16. Ed_88 Honeycomb May 17, 2018

    Ed_88, May 17, 2018 :
    Microsoft wouldn't be much better, Windows 10 is a good indication! but yeah Nokia and blackberry and palm ****** up big time.
     

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  17. Ed_88 Honeycomb May 17, 2018

    Ed_88, May 17, 2018 :
    First thing I disabled xD and it still spams me from time to time to enable it.
     

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