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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

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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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I see those external battery chargers as a bit inelegant solution. They add up inefficiencies of batteries, when the stored power is transferred in a "chain" like that... ;)

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Well, it's not elegant, nor is an extra battery. The charger has many advantages. The battery only one: instant full charge (after shutdown, swap, boot).

I've been down voted, but nobody gave a good (or any) reason why an extra battery is needed and/or why an external charger is a better/worse solution.

Nor do I know who actually needs the extra power and why. Most phones can get you through a working day on almost non-stop use.

My Nokia 1101 from 2005 (I think) still lasts 4 days or more on a single charge. My Nokia E90 is older and also easily lasts a full day and then some. Both have their original battery.

I have no extra battery or an external charger, never needed one.

If I did I'd go for the charger, two full charges and you can charge different gadgets with it. If you have an extra battery and buy a new phone the battery will be most likely not suited for it.

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kwanbis Member since:
2005-07-06

Because i rather have a big battery, like the extended ones i can use for my S2, than have another gadget, even a charger with me with the chance to loose it.

I do not know if you are dumb or playing dumb here. Carrying a second dumb phone cause I do much calling? Ridiculous.

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I'm not dumb and I'm not rude. In fact I was very polite, reasonable and motivated my thoughts and questions clearly so I fail to see what caused you to start insulting me.

So I'm a bit disappointed that another attempt for a serious exchange of thoughts and viewpoints is torpedoed, but I guess that's the live of a forum dweller.

Still, I keep believing in a better and happier world without people I do not know insulting my intelligence just because I have a wondering mind that extends beyond my own little world and shows interest in the motivations and thoughts of others. I may or may not agree with people's way of doing things, but at least I want to understand why they do it. It's my believe that this is a strong basis of any civilized civilization, because it fights dogma, misunderstanding and racism and breeds respect and knowledge.

Today I have learned if someone asks why some people want a phone with a removable battery I'll just reply that I'm not sure, but it's better not to ask or they'll get aggressive and may assault you with their lashing tongue if you're lucky or a poisonous dagger and trained ninja spiders if you are not.

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