Ads start appearing on some HTC QWERTY keyboards

Fernando Stephens
July 17, 2017

At the moment, HTC is recommending users to uninstall the recent updates to the TouchPal keyboard which suggests HTC is probably getting rid of the ads sometime very soon. Hopefully, HTC makes it impossible for ads to show up on its QWERTY keyboards again. As if it weren't bad enough to be faced with ads no matter what corner of the Interwebs you go, HTC has decided that you should also see them in nearly all screens of your smartphone. It is the default installed keyboard on the Lenovo Yoga Book (Android edition).

As reported by thousands onReddit, the TouchPal keyboard has apparently received an update, which now enables ads without warning.

There is no official explanation as to why this is happening but at least HTC 10 owners know they've been heard by the company and that the Taiwanese tech giant has already reached out to the public.

Both companies are to be blamed in this case.

Over the last few hours, a number of usersh ave noticed that their default HTC 10 keyboard application is suddenly showing ads on top.

HTC grovels after serving up keyboard ads to some users

As if implying that they're totally fine with the Touchpal update, HTC's "fix" is to tell users to just uninstall the latest update the to keyboard. However, one thing that does not stand true for HTC is supremacy in software. Removing those ads require users to purchase the paid version of the keyboard. Not to mention the potential privacy issues such ads might raise.

HTC HAS TAKEN A LEAF out of Microsoft's book and has started serving up adverts to users of its smartphones. HTC users have recently reported of seeing ads while using the company's built-in keyboard TouchPal.

HTC has come under fire with ads started appearing in the stock keyboard app on one of its flagship devices.

"This is absolutely not the experience we intended, and we're working to immediately fix the error and remove the ads as quickly as possible".

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