It's like withdrawing their own granted rights for sake and profit of SP's(service providers).
Lilian, 26 Dec 2017This does not bring any advantage to the consumer. This seems like purely for nefarious reasons...It is
Well. Who cares about signal if it is working good? Also you can do it with an app.
FinnishInquisition, 27 Dec 2017https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/what-do-the-bars-on-your-smartphone-mean-we-asked-an-expert/I read the article and it definitely doesn't say that the signal reception display on the main screen/settings is "Highly inaccurate" it does mention though that it tends not to be completely accurate the article also doesn't mention any about what will happened to the bars displayed at the main screen if they manage to pull this out, so we don't really know the whole story to be able to come up with conclusion I guess
AnonD-24741, 26 Dec 2017I thought they already did this! \o/ I mean, I live in a city and almost always have a terrib... morethis doesn't give the option of limiting signal strength "officially ;)" this would just give carriers the option of hiding the information on their builds.
NichtsGemacht, 27 Dec 2017How do you know?https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/what-do-the-bars-on-your-smartphone-mean-we-asked-an-expert/
Angry Bird, 26 Dec 2017Android .....lol. Suffer with it as much as you want.At least android has options atm
iPhone users are prisoners of Apple and not open as Android.. wait.. lol
Android .....lol. Suffer with it as much as you want.
This does not bring any advantage to the consumer.
This seems like purely for nefarious reasons...
I thought they already did this! \o/
I mean, I live in a city and almost always have a terrible signal.
L337, 26 Dec 2017So let me get this straight: carriers want to HIDE the signal strenght in the Settings menu, b... moreSimple. to allow atleast the ability to pay and see the signal strength. (Without ads. that is)
Jus_bnfif, 25 Dec 2017Worrying about all the wrong things. It does turn on a lightbulb though... If you're thinking the same as me... perhaps the signal in the status pane will STAY. but that cryptic data of signal strength in the settings menu will disappear. and then it's actually better for us users! (reason: One less mystery! :D)
yet another measure to empower corporations and allow them to obsucre/hide info from users?
So let me get this straight: carriers want to HIDE the signal strenght in the Settings menu, but third-party apps can still obtain it. How does this make sense?
Tucking Fypo, 25 Dec 2017the definition of advancement and innovation has changed quite a lot in the smartphone industr... moreThat could be cool. Don't get me wrong. The things that have improved and are improving are nice. But the backwards moving aspects and greed are pretty terrible
Zenodroid, 25 Dec 2017Did you see how well it went with the "clean" android? Removing to much will give pixel 2 feat... moreExcept obviously thou can have both and they have existed for years in unison.
For some reason iPhone and pixel have all those bugs anyway without the features
Actually this is a good idea, network, SIM card or signal strength Android is required to be anonymous, no one knows and it is safe from hacking, but the problem is that third party apps make it still not safe, if its purpose for Android security by hiding signal or network of all hacking, as is the VPN or Tor browser with Orbot Proxy, but I do not know if that's what it is means.
hoping there's a more Android feature more useful in the future.