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Amazon's Discounted Smartphone Stunt: Don't Fall For It
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jastroff
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jastroff,
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7/1/2016 | 6:14:20 PM
Re: Battery Life
I think the point was if the ads run all the time, and are multitouch/color, then they are different from apps which run or don't run in the backgrouns. But, time will tell. People may find it worthwhile overall, or not at all
mhinut
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7/1/2016 | 2:31:19 PM
Re: Battery Life
I think the concerns are a little overblown. Honestly, I have an unlocked Moto X Pure, and guess how many of those Amazon apps I have on my phone? Hint: All of them. I actually use them often (shopping, underground, music, kindle). I know not everyone is like me, but most Prime members probably use those apps regularly. If it helps put more affordable phones in someone's pocket, I don't see why there is anything to complain about with the offer. Those apps wouldn't use any more battery power than any other app that sends notifications, so that argument is a non-starter for me.
jastroff
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jastroff,
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7/1/2016 | 9:25:27 AM
Battery Life
Excellent point on battery life -- if you are a consumer trying  to save money, or an SMB, it may not pay off in the end 

>> Moreover, Amazon hasn't explained if or how the ads will impact battery life. Will the ads only appear when the screen is turned on, or will they light up at random? 


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