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tjgkg
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5/4/2015 | 11:40:36 AM
Re: Bloatware
The solid state memory and lack of cards in the latest smartphones will certainly increase battery life. There are some companies who are now offering cases with additional batteries in them so you can really have extended use time.
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4/21/2015 | 1:58:23 AM
Re: Bloatware
@Li Tan: you are absolutely right, I think the problem is every smartphone except iPhone and few others are using android. To make their product unique these companies have to come up with their own customized OS with unique set of features and apps. Some of them get user attention but most of them remain unwanted which eventually becomes annoying for the user.  If removing these bloatware are not in the plan for these companies than there should be an option for the user to remove them personally.
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4/21/2015 | 1:52:04 AM
Re: Bloatware
@LinenSilkJute: I think in such contracts the phone company can offer a free phone on the subscription of a specific contract but they would charge extra if user wants to make some upgrades to their devices or will have to extend the contract. This if the benefit of customizable device that user would not have to wait to the end of his contract in order to upgrade the phone.
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4/17/2015 | 2:56:54 PM
Re: Bloatware
The unwanted software is a problem for smartphone but right now it's hard to solve it completely - you have to customize your smartphone in case you do not want some of the software.
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4/14/2015 | 12:09:08 PM
Re: Bloatware
@monii but it is. phones arent yet throw away items and especially in the uk where the cost of the phone forms part of your 2 year contract so you need to know that you can replace and expand well into 2 years of use.
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4/14/2015 | 2:41:45 AM
Re: Bloatware
@tjgkg: I am not sure if irreplaceable batteries or memory extension is really the future of the smartphones or at least for now. At one side companies are making these batteries etc. irreplaceable and on the other side Google has launched project ERA to make a customizable phone. If they become successful with their idea, I think we will be able to replace not only batteries or memory but everything in a smartphone.
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4/14/2015 | 2:13:10 AM
Re: Crapware/bloatware/ spam... whatever you call it, it's become a dealbreaker for me.
@progman2000: as suggested by DDURBIN1 that first you have to be comfortable with the size of the phone. In your case as you have been using Note 2 for quite some time it seems that you have adjusted yourself with the dimensions. Note 4 is negligibly large so I don't think this will much be a problem for you.
tjgkg
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4/4/2015 | 5:16:59 PM
Re: Bloatware
Well said. Android is just as good an operating system. The new Galaxy looks good and i guess we are coming to the time where there will be no replaceable batteries and expansion slots for cards. Maybe that improves performance and battery life but for my money you cannot go wrong with a Galaxy. Apple is a good phone but better hype.
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4/3/2015 | 5:13:41 AM
Re: Crapware/bloatware/ spam... whatever you call it, it's become a dealbreaker for me.
The iPhone comes loaded with bloatware as well. And to call it an "adult phone" is condescending and incorrect. An adult would figure out that unwanted apps can be hidden and unused on Android. Whilst on iOS you have to put them in a folder. Both phones are top class and pretty much equal in all aspects. It is a matter of personal preference. If you are that unhappy you should get the iPhone immediately and not be concerned about the difference between 6 and 7 because you will not appreciate them.
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3/31/2015 | 1:44:24 PM
Re: Crapware/bloatware/ spam... whatever you call it, it's become a dealbreaker for me.
@progman200, When the note 2 came out I said "who'd want such a huge phone".  I predicted it to fail in the market as it being to cumbersome for a phone.  Well was I wrong or what?  What changed me?  I started watching lots of stuff on my phone (a Nexus) since I had no tablet as I started using the Xfinity TV Go and other mobile video apps.  With the Note 4 you kind of don't need a tablet and its easier to carry than a tablet.  Add to this my aging eye sight where I now require reading glasses. Be prepared to be overwhelmed with size though.  The Nexus 6 is even bigger.  Both are on the border line of being that "too cumbersome" for phone usage.
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