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Custom fimware or death?

Discussion in 'Laptops & PDAs' started by denis, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. denis

    denis Well-Known Member

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    I've been thinking about how long is life circle of an android mobile device and came to unpleasant conclusion. If you own a flagman or hi-end smartphone - you receive longer support than in case you own middle range or budget one, which have 2-3 years.
    I mean what if a mobile device is no longer supported with firmware updates from the vendor, but still has enough hardware potential and no need to upgrade.
    Wise people should buy only devices which are supported by Cyanogen mod or MIUI - so they don't need to bother about new firmwares for their smartphones/tablets in the future.
    I know that it's all about marketing, but that's still annoy me, thou I use Galaxy S2 so I don't need to worry.
    p.s. sorry for my english, hope you got the whole point.
     
  2. Aruffell

    Aruffell The Don eTeknix Staff Forum Admin

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    iPhone is good with this I think, as they generally make updates available on older devices and then make it clear with the (3 generations ago) older phone that it is no longer supported, which is mainly down to raw processing power not being ample enough.
     
  3. denis

    denis Well-Known Member

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    raw processing power you say... Yes, if one needs more - he should just buy a newer and more powerful device, but I'm pretty sure most don't need to. If a smartphone can play videos, music, games and other apps - there is no lack of rpp. My smartphone is 3x as powerful as my first pc. I still see more marketing here than a real need.
     
  4. Imran Tayab

    Imran Tayab New Member

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    I had a galaxy S2 for nearly 3 years, it did everything my S4 does now.
     

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