• echar

    This is somewhat related:

    Samsung stopped updating the firmware for the Galaxy S, then starting making new iterations. I think it’s up to 5 now.

    The galaxy was stuck on Android 2.1, unless you use kies to upgrade to 2.2. The phone operates slow even with the 2.2.

    If you root the phone and add the most recent cyanogen mod, it allows you to operate with 4.2 Jellybean. The smoothness is very noticeable, and it runs like a charm. The main drawback is that if you are not careful you can brick your phone.

    Never fear though, it’s reversible if you look around. Some kind souls released freeware that can unbrick.

    Anyhow, I think it should be illegal for companies to stop upgrading and then release new phones with the newer firmware. Unless the phones hardware cannot handle the firmware, of course.

    • I_abide

      Apple would be SOL if they did that. Tech has been branded as a disposable/temporary commodity. If people didn’t constantly upgrade they couldn’t gouge the shit out of them.

  • American Cannibal

    Though I often agree with Lee Camp’s opinions, his stage persona is tiresome and annoying.

    Pussyfarts.

    That is all.

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