Ad / Alert spam from Olympus Image Share 2.4 on Android

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by barry13, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    My Android phone just made an alert noise, and the only new notification had the same icon as Olympus Image Share (2.4), with Japanese text next to the icon... I tapped on it, and it opened the Android web browser, taking me to
    http://olympus-imaging.jp/product/compact/1s/index.html
    which is a Japanese-language page for the Stylus 1s

    a. I do not want any spam!

    b. there appears to be no way to disable the notifications/spam from within the app; I will try disabling Notifications from the Andoid App Info / settings

    c. I do not speak or read Japanese nor have I ever been to Japan.

    Is anyone else getting these 'alerts'?

    Barry
     
  2. lightmonkey

    lightmonkey Mu-43 Veteran

    480
    Dec 22, 2013
    yeah, not happy about that. i tried disabling auto-start for that app but didnt work. unsavory
     
  3. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    789
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
    happened under IOS as well, but really, just delete and move on. No doubt someone in Oly will get spanked.
     
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  4. zathras

    zathras Mu-43 Regular

    161
    Jul 13, 2014
    Waikato, New Zealand
    Chris Nielsen
    I got that from the app as well, plus I got an email from Olympus in Spanish the other day, followed shortly afterwards by a very contrite apology email !
     
  5. yakky

    yakky Mu-43 Top Veteran

    662
    Jul 1, 2013
    I got the sorry email but no Spanish email.
     
  6. zensu

    zensu An Old Fool

    Aug 8, 2012
    Southeastern USA
    Bobby
    I got the Japanese notification and thanks to the heads up from you guys I deleted it before opening.
    Thanks for the warning!
     
  7. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
    I got the same, then shortly after received an apology email from Olympus. Seems there was an email blast that went out to "the world" that should not have.
     
  8. Wisertime

    Wisertime Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 6, 2013
    Philly
    Steve
    Me too..no biggie
     
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  9. n3eg

    n3eg Mu-43 Regular

    I got the apology, but not the spam. They need to apologize for the apology.
     
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  10. zensu

    zensu An Old Fool

    Aug 8, 2012
    Southeastern USA
    Bobby
    Hey n3eg, I got the spam and no apology. Maybe Olympus sent my apology to you?