Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Jan 2013 12:27 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Daniel 'Codeworkx' Hillenbrand on why he's not going to work on cm10 for the Galaxy SIII anymore: "Before the release of the Samsung Galaxy S II we were promised support and devices. We received the S2 and the whole community was praising Samsung. To me, that was nothing but a good PR stunt, because there has not been even the slightest bit of support ever since. Actually Samsung vehemently refuses to hand out any information or even a single line of code to us. Our contact at Samsung seems to be willing to support us, but gets blocked by his superiors." His advice to prospective Android buyers is clear. "All manufacturers have an equally bad update policy, so if you like a Samsung device, just buy it. If you want to use AOSP or CyanogenMod on the other hand, you should stay away from Exynos devices, because they just don't meet the requirements. Instead I recommend you to buy Nexus or Qualcomm/OMAP devices that haven't been completely botched by the manufacturer."
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It takes over 30 seconds, shutting down and booting the phone which also wastes power. Anything you would be doing will get interrupted. It's not that much hassle to use a phone attached by wire to a charger, this phone I'm using to type this is too.

I just saw a Powermonkey pop up in my RSS feed that gives an iPhone two full charges and comes with plugs to power other brands too. You can check its charge, unlike an extra phone battery which can provide an unpleasant surprise if it turns out to be almost empty.

You apparently don't need an extra battery, yet you mentioned it just like (I suspect) most people mention it without actually needing it.

I'm not trying to be unfriendly BTW.

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