TCL launched its first-ever smartphone under its own branding at IFA 2019 named TCL Plex. This phone came with Android 9.0 Pie out of the box when the newest version of the operating system was already available. Anyways, the company is now rolling out the Android 10 update to it, which also happens to include a game as bloat.
Chinese electronics company is TCL is well-known for its TVs around the world. But the company also happens to own smartphone brands like Alcatel and Blackberry. Although it has been launching phones under these brands, the company introduced its own-branded smartphones with TCL Plex in September 2019. The Plex is a mid-range smartphone running Android 9.0 Pie retailing for €330. But now, it is getting the Android 10 update over the air with new TCL UI and an unexpected game.
Talking about the elephant in the room, the Android 10 update for TCL Plex brings ‘Modern Combat Rebel Guns‘ game along with it. Seems like the company is bundling this game as part of a partnership with Gameloft. The same game was previously included with some Motorola smartphones as well. Just like Fortnite Mobile for Android, Modern Combat Rebel Guns is only available to download from the developer’s (Gameloft) official store. Thankfully, the game can be uninstalled as it is not a part of system apps.
That said, the update comes with build number v2.0.2B.A.G and weighs about 2.7 GB is size. As mentioned earlier, the Android 10 update for TCL Plex also brings new TCL UI with new added functions. The changelog mentions performance improvements in camera app, better video stability, new skin filters, game mode, 30 shortcuts for the smart key, File Share app, VoLTE & VoWiFi for EE and O2 in the UK, dark mode, gestures, support for music playback on the lockscreen, bug fixes, and all the goodies that Android 10 includes.