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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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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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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

If everybody is mentioning the battery thing, but nobody actually needs it, I think everybody should stop mentioning the battery thing. :-p

Why is 3.5 Mb/s not enough? I remember our company going from 512 kb/s to 1 Mb/s and later to 2 Mb/s. That was living the future back then. I do agree that is sucks if you can't get the maximum your device is capable of.

I don't care much for "fast" or "faster", I'd rather want to have "fast" at least available EVERYWHERE. I still come across holes in 3G coverage while people start talking about 4G/LTE. For me 3G is fast enough, I just can't get it everywhere. If those holes remain with LTE I will just have not LTE everywhere, which is really the same as not having 3G.

Also I would advice against blowing wales!!!

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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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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

If you say that it sucks I get this mental picture of you staring at your Nexus with a very sad face which makes me wonder why that would suck so much.

Just wondering, why wouldn't an external battery charger be a solution? The one I mentioned earlier holds two full charges. Instead of swapping you just plug it in, give it a charge and unplug it instantly when ever you want.

You can also charge it when you want. With a swappable battery you tend to wait until the first one runs empty. With a charger you can charge when you want so you could do this at appropriate moments. The charger can be charged itself without it needing the phone, unlike an extra battery.

I can't think of a job that would involve usage of the phone so much that it would run out before the end of the day. Yes, if you call a lot, but if you do that why not use a dumb phone with a battery that lasts days? I can't imagine anyone working full-time on a phone.

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