California (BBC): Samsung is being taken to court in China over the software it loads on to its handsets. A Chinese consumer protection group launched the legal action over the default apps or “bloatware” found on Samsung phones. It said many people did not want the software and added that the firm made it hard to remove the applications. The Shanghai Consumer Council also filed a similar case against Chinese phone-maker Oppo.

The council said it was motivated to start the legal action following a growing number of complaints about pre-installed apps.