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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Depends, sometimes a device can be made with a low quality battery that conveniently dies outside out of warranty, and you either like the device and don't want to upgrade it, and/or you can't afford it to replace it.

I've been in that situation at least once before, and if my current phone (HTC Desire Z) were to die, I would be in that situation once more, as I don't feel that any new phone currently available would make me want to spend a few hundred [insert local currency units] when I can get a new battery for $10-20 off eBay from China for a phone that I am very fond of.

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