Reply to post: Re: Programmed Obsolescence

Here we go again: Software nasties slip into Google Play, exploit make-me-root Android flaw for maximum pwnage

Lord Elpuss Silver badge

Re: Programmed Obsolescence

” Irrelevant; My Android phone is from 2008, and besides the battery being a little weak, it works just fine too. The problem is it runs an outdated and unpatched version of the OS“

So not irrelevant then; your 2008 Android is now a security nightmare, and if (as I’m sure you’ll claim) you don’t use it for anything ‘smart’, then why put up with the abysmal battery life and performance when you could just use a dumb phone instead?

You stated manufacturers “...just make sure their product won't last more than a year or two”; my comment was to illustrate that Apple engineer their devices to last MUCH longer than this, citing 4 examples.

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