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Got an Android phone? SMASH IT with a hammer – and do it NOW

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Something of a delicate situation here. It's hard to force a manufacturer to support something that's about two generations old. The only reason vehicles have stricter standards is because lives are on the line (a defect that causes a fatal accident = wrongful death suits). Worse comes to worse, they could just drop out and leave everyone hanging. Then there are the carriers who insist on their customization or the phones don't get sold in their stores, period. No phone apart from iPhones has enough direct consumer draw to dictate terms to carriers.

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