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Google rushes to curb Oreo's massive appetite for your 4G mobile data

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Re. Blueborne

It occurs to me that people often use old phones due to cost issues and as spares for holidays etc.

Why don't companies like Google monetize the whole update issue and have a paid update for old devices (eg Note 4) just to fix the security issues and nothing else?

£15 to update and fix Blueborne is quite fair and extends the time-to-landfill by a year at least.

Also being able to fully access the FM radio would be nice, mine works but very limited range and pretty sure 76 to 112 MHz is just locked in software.

On phone SDR anyone?

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