AnonD-908380, 16 Mar 2020Artifical life span is not acceptable and there is no defense for bs like that. The majority o... moreWhat artificial lifespan? If you as a manufacturer you buy some components, and the component manufacturers only provides drivers for 3 years. That is that, there is nothing you can do without reverse engineering their software and violating copyright law.
Or regardless of dirvers / firmware, if you keep putting updating devices, but the devices feel more and more sluggish because people expect more out of their new devices and it is not cost effective to produce 15 different versions of software to target hardware.
The day the general public start willingly paying for software we may see extended lifecycles of devices. But at the prices that people already complain about it is unfeasible to provide more then 3.5 -4 years of software engineering for the bundled price of device and software.
blastertoad, 16 Mar 2020But this isn't the case. The majority of consumers buy a phone because they either want a new ... moreArtifical life span is not acceptable and there is no defense for bs like that. The majority of people keep their phones for more than 3 years. And if they don't, there is the second hand market. They should provide updates for 5 years minimum. If a company can't do that, they should release a new model every two years instead of 3-6 months!
AnonD-908380, 14 Mar 2020It lowers the discouragement of repair. Can't you think about that for yourself? Is it so bad ... moreBut this isn't the case. The majority of consumers buy a phone because they either want a new device, or damaged theirs device and use it as an excuse to buy a new one. Very few people with a 2-3 year old device (average life span of well cared for battery) want to just replace the battery, they want a new device.
Then there is the security standpoint. Do you really want millions of users out there with devices not receiving updates connected to public networks and logging into the same banking and shopping services as you do? I sure as hell don't. We all ready have a problem of a massively under educated populace opening themselves up to risks on their very versatile digital tools. Allowing these people, the vast majority of users, to continue using devices well past their serviceable life will do far more harm then disposing of and recycling these devices.
Its like telling your grandmother who now needs to login for online billing that its completely ok to use the windows xp machine she plays solitaire on to access her financial information.
Sonu4678, 14 Mar 2020Now I'm starting to sound like a broken record, what does any of that have to do with the envi... moreglued battery = hard to repair
hard to repair = you need some effort to pry your battery and it has higher chance breaking your phone parts
breaking more phone parts = another unnecessary waste to the environment
Abhi-Darth-Plagueis, 14 Mar 2020As commendable as this new Samsung effort of preserving environment is, I'm afraid even that c... moreHasn't harmed my iPad and I have been uv-c sanitizing it for more than 18 months now.
It's called PhoneSoap and you can buy one online.
P.S. I also wish it could sanitize the data stealing..
Sonu4678, 14 Mar 2020Now I'm starting to sound like a broken record, what does any of that have to do with the envi... moreIt lowers the discouragement of repair. Can't you think about that for yourself? Is it so bad to have the battery easily removable? Or do you want everyone to throw away their phones because they can't replace their battery safely and easily. This is not difficult to understand.
AnonD-908380, 14 Mar 2020Ease of repair instead of frustration. Also less danger for recycling plants in general. I had... moreNow I'm starting to sound like a broken record, what does any of that have to do with the environment? What you're saying is better for user's convenience and everyone agrees with that.
What would be truly desirable is if this service could in some way sanitise Android from all its data-siphoning snooping.
Sonu4678, 14 Mar 2020So how is adding or not adding battery pull tabs affect the environment? What's your point? Ease of repair instead of frustration. Also less danger for recycling plants in general. I had to pry batteries off of Samsung phones and one got damaged in the process and leaked acid. I used plastic tools only of course. All that could have been avoided by pull tabs. Would have taken me an hour less as well.
AnonD-908380, 13 Mar 2020"Samsung is also committed to reducing pollution and environmental damage..."
Think or re... moreSo how is adding or not adding battery pull tabs affect the environment?
What's your point?
Anonymous, 14 Mar 2020I think they should expand their trade in program in more countries to recycle even more mater... moreNo it isn't. If they make batteries easily replacable and have a better update plan, they wouldn't have to replace two year old tech!
AnonD-908380, 13 Mar 2020Samsung acting environmentally friendly while still not using pull tabs for the batteries.I think they should expand their trade in program in more countries to recycle even more materials. It is more important than remplacable batteries.
Anonymous, 14 Mar 2020And in some countries iphones are still more expensive. Let the 2020 models with 5g come ou... moreThat's because of high import taxes and US-China trade disputes. If there were none then iPhones can be a lot cheaper no matter the fact that it has brand quality. Few articles in the internet has mentioned this.
Well done Samsung for doing this for FREE
Hopefully Huawei, Xiaomi and Apple all follow and do the same. In these times its good to see a comapny doing this.
People can say what they want to put a bad spin on this
Using alcohol is way more easy, you can also apply to the phone owner. Good thing we got enough alcohol. Use liquid if gel is sold out, just make sure it got enough %.