Digital Turbine Ignite. Three words that strike anger in the hearts of many smartphone users.
If you’re not familiar with what it does, it’s an app that’s installed on the carrier’s side that automatically downloads and installs more “preload” and “postload” software, known disaffectionately by many as “bloatware“. It then automatically updates those apps and adds more as time goes along.
Well, good news. Turns out that if you have the Verizon variant of the Samsung Galaxy S7, you should now have DT Ignite installed with an OTA software update to version MMB29M.G930VVRU2APD2. It’s not a listed feature, but the /r/GalaxyS7 subreddit has caught on. Keep in mind, this is the same carrier that tussled with not including the Samsung Pay app from the outset.
Better news: you can disable it if you look for it in your app manager.
While carriers can make deals with companies to feature apps and content on the latest smartphones for people to buy and use, people should really have bottom-line control of what their storage holds. Google would agree with that sentiment for varying reasons.
As a side note, I kept having to fix these “Digital Turbine Ignore” typos while I was writing this story.