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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WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

I don't understand why people want a removable battery.


Some people don't have access to a charger during the day (or say you go camping, or something), and with heavy use, can run out of juice. In that case, it's easy to pop out one battery and pop in another.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Or just pop in a larger capacity battery.

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Indeed, some people. Likely most people won't encounter such situations. For this rare or unlikely event you need to buy an extra battery (money), have/keep it charged (hassle) and take it along (hassle).

Why not buy a general purpose mobile charging device? It would work with any gadget, provide more power and you don't have to swap batteries. If the phone breaks you wouldn't be left with a battery that doesn't fit the new model phone.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Why not buy a general purpose mobile charging device? It would work with any gadget, provide more power and you don't have to swap batteries.


Right, because it's convenient to have some f--king mobile charging unit tethered to a phone for an hour in the middle of the day, as opposed to the 30 seconds it takes to pop in a new battery.

Look, I'm not saying EVERYBODY needs a removable battery, just as not EVERYBODY needs an SD card slot. Same with LTE, etc. Point is, the Google Nexus devices leave a lot to be desired when you add up all the things they're lacking. Personally, I don't need a removable battery or SD card slot on my phone, but I'm kind of annoyed that the Nexus 4 has no LTE (HSPA is slower than shit in my area) and no HDMI out on the Nexus 7.

Edited 2013-01-09 02:15 UTC

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