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New Samsung ad says bloatware makes Galaxy tablet buyers happy

Published Jul 28th, 2014 12:35PM EDT
Galaxy Tab S Bloatware

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It’s one thing to have to abide by the requirements of carriers and include their bloatware alongside yours when selling a new smartphone – unless you’re Apple – but the same rules don’t have to apply to tablets. Unless you’re Samsung. The company has preloaded such “gifts” on the Galaxy S5 smartphone as well as on Galaxy Tab and Note Pro tablets from earlier this year. And the newly released Galaxy Tab S, with its gorgeous 2K Super AMOLED display, is no exception.

In a new ad, the company says that Galaxy Tab S buyers are happier because their devices are packed with Galaxy Gifts that offer them access to premium content, adding that the company offers them more than 30 such apps. Luckily, at least some of the free entertainment offered by Samsung comes from the Google Play Store.

“With Galaxy Gifts, Samsung has teamed up with over 30 leading content providers and services to entertain and help you get things done,” Samsung says on YouTube. “This includes access to over 15,000 Marvel Comics, in-game credits for Asphalt 8, free subscriptions to Wall Street Journal, and much more.”

Samsung has partnered with several companies to offer Galaxy Tab S buyers preloaded news apps (with limited free access), some productivity apps and access to free content for books magazines, movies and music.

The new tablet ad follows below, while Samsung’s Galaxy Gift descriptions are available at the source links.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.