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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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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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I meant the more fundamental elegance of wasting less energy (since the efficiency of batteries is limited, daisy-chaining them like that results in greater energy losses along the way)

And you forget about one other major advantage of replaceable batteries: when one dies, the remedy is easier, faster, less expensive.
This did happen to me two times so far, with Nokia 3510i and 6020.

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