Re: Google has no incentive to make it easy for you to remove that stuff
NO phone. I've made up my mind that, unless my current phone (a modified S4) breaks, I'm not getting another phone until I can get it vanilla WITH SD slot AND removable battery (if it does break, I'll get the closest match that I can modify secondhand and keep waiting).
I'm reminded of an ad for an electronics store since gone to that brand name scrap heap. This was right during the big HDTV push, and the guy claimed to be so confused about "SDTVs and HDTVs" that's he's ready to instead get "N-O TV."