Planned Obsolescence through Non-replaceable batteries

Android used to mean freedom. We could sit on our high horse and scoff at the silly iphones with their sealed batteries and black-box software. ​ But over the last few years, android phones have quietly been sealing their batteries too in the interest of having a slightly slimmer form. (Waterproof phone backs are possible, and the S5 is only 8mm thick, that is not an excuse.) ​ Unfortunately, Li-Po batteries have a lifespan of only 2-3 years, rendering the phone impractical and necessitating replacement of the entire device, widening the landfills. Batteries can be replaced yourself, but it is technically difficult and comes at the cost of both voiding your warranty and potentially damaging the phone. Manufacturers are incentivizing consumption and waste, and because there’s always a shiny new phone next year, nobody is complaining. submitted by /u/ThePiemaster [link] [comments]

Samsung One UI Now Available on Note8

Hello everyone, I just updated my software to Samsung’s One UI. So far it seems like it has improved but the transitioning between apps doesn’t feel as smooth anymore, however I do like the new Recent Apps interface. I am interested to hear your thoughts on One UI. What are your thoughts on One UI? Is there anything you don’t like or anything you are glad Samsung implemented? submitted by /u/mysterious_king37 [link] [comments]