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

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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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

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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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

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 mentioned several things, not just the stuff I *personally* desired.

And I'm not going to have the removable battery vs mobile charging device debate with you. You can argue that point with somebody who says they need one. All I know is if I had to work a lot of trade shows like CES, or had a job where I was walking around a lot, I would not want to be running around with one of these mobile chargers dangling off my phone vs just popping in a new battery. But again, since I'm not in that situation, I'm not worried about it.

But I WILL argue the LTE thing ;) A max of 3.5mbps vs the 15-20 I was getting on Verizon kind of blows whale cock, especially when tethered to a tablet or laptop. (I switched because where I work was a virtual dead zone for Verizon coverage.)

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kwanbis Member since:
2005-07-06

I need the (extended) battery, and a SD slot. If those where included, I would have bought a Nexus 4 right away. Without them, it sucks.

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