Google play>find app>see details. So yeah, what's the point when 3rd party apps will show it anyway.
Kiyasuriin, 25 Dec 2017"Wants?" Hun. The OS that Samsung is "wanting" to create is already alive. and it's called TIZ... moreLet's hope that it will grow. And seeing this situation, TIZEN could get some decent progress if it stays as open as it is, and Samsung keeps features like SD slot and headphone jack. In that case I see this OS having future and slowly rolling out to more and more countries.
AnonD-428442, 25 Dec 2017On iOS and Android, carriers can push settings even on unlocked phones (or coerce the OEMs put... moreAnd how can we prevent that? Disabling automatic updates and never updating the system? Using firewall to block background system apps from accessing the internet?
Worrying about all the wrong things.
So, you won't know when signal is dead..
Luxor, 25 Dec 2017Shady business between Google and carriers. Hiding information from users can cause a lawsuit.... moreCustomers abandoning carriers only works if there are numerous carriers to choose from, and that they all compete with each other. In reality, most countries only have 3 or 4 carriers, and they all have some coercion involved to keep pricing stable.
And Google has been doing shady business with carriers, since day 1. Remember the early days? iPhone came out, taking out control from carriers, and carriers were panicking. Then Google came with Android, a smartphone OS where carriers can keep their control on. The rest is history. Even Apple finally succumbed to the carriers, via "carrier settings" that can be pushed on any iPhones, unlocked or not, OTA.
At least we can still use third party apps to find out the signal strength
Yet another username, 25 Dec 2017I shall continue to buy SIM free phones to prevent carrier bloat. Hopefully carriers need fir... moreOn iOS and Android, carriers can push settings even on unlocked phones (or coerce the OEMs put it into their firmware to apply certain settings if a specific carrier SIM is used).
TheLostWanderer, 25 Dec 2017There are rumors recently that Samsung wants to launch it's own OS. At first I was in doubt it... moreYou wan to get another iOs made by single phone maker?
Are you serious?
The only sensible options would be mobile Linux... and even that has very poor app support. Even MS dos mobile Windows did have and still have more apps that mobile Linux.
It is really hard to build good app support!
I shall continue to buy SIM free phones to prevent carrier bloat. Hopefully carriers need firmware to be able to activate this.
Only reason can think of is using such info to locate devices
removable battery gone, sd card slots in most phones gone, 3.5mm jack gone, basic metrics and gauges in OS gone.....STRANGER THINGS.
WTF this is stupid if I am using a carrier sim I have the right to see the network coverage, this move will only lead lo a lawsuit and if this turns out to be true I hope Google and Carrier get in big
AnonD-428442, 25 Dec 2017When there's a gauge of some sort, people will correlate higher to be better. To be "higher" o... moreCustomers expect high coz they pay money. My same amount of money should go to better products for me.
Shady business between Google and carriers. Hiding information from users can cause a lawsuit. Well, that carrier using this feature is going to be abandon by a lot of customers. Bad move.
Anonymous, 25 Dec 2017Why?When there's a gauge of some sort, people will correlate higher to be better. To be "higher" on the signal strength bar, carriers have to invest in more towers, etc. That's the normal course of action.
But I'm sure there's a business admin with a "smart" idea of simply hiding the gauge from users and carriers can save a ton of money since users lost their ability to judge how "good" the coverage is.
TheLostWanderer, 25 Dec 2017There are rumors recently that Samsung wants to launch it's own OS. At first I was in doubt it... more"Wants?" Hun. The OS that Samsung is "wanting" to create is already alive. and it's called TIZEN. there are a few devices of the samsung galaxy Z series that operate in that specific OS. and it's an opensource too. (kinda like android.)
the smartwatches of Samsung are using that OS. the SmartTVs use the OS. even smartwear and IoT of samsung relies on TIZEN!
There is one tiny problem with it. it's very new. and very few develop for that OS. (gladly you could just rely on importing the GPS. (Google Play Store)) and there are no flagships.
(the flagship there is just the galaxy Z4.)
What dirty scum bag moves