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Old 03-22-2024, 01:13 AM   #16
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Well, what did you expect? No one creates these things because they want to give you a good experience. They created them to make money out of them and out of you.

Every pusher gives the first shots for free. Then when the mark is hooked, you start charging.

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Old 03-22-2024, 10:03 AM   #17
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Well, what did you expect? No one creates these things because they want to give you a good experience. They created them to make money out of them and out of you.

Every pusher gives the first shots for free. Then when the mark is hooked, you start charging.
Did the pusher change his product from quality to garbage, and I should just accept he wants 5 times more for it now?
 
Old 03-22-2024, 11:13 PM   #18
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I haven't had a crazy experience with Android, but it hasn't been the best lately. Few months ago, I was happily running Android 11 on my OnePlus 8T. I think OxygenOS 11 was the last true version before the ColorOS merge.

I didn't really want to update to A13/OOS13 on this phone. Seems on North American models, Google Play Services handles the updates, and forced it upon me even after refusing the updates. I reboot my phone one night and I'm suddenly on OOS13.

Now I have to re-root the phone. The apps aren't working because they all need to re-request permissions. Some things I had setup were specific to A11, so now I have to fix/replace those things. The newer versions of OOS are also missing features of the old OOS. Notifications are all messed up. I felt like I had to relearn my phone.

Few weeks later, new OnePlus 12 arrives. Luckily OOS14 is very similar to OOS13, so less trouble transitioning to the new phone. But, new phone is Arm64 only. Now I have to replace a couple important 32 bit apps. Finding replacements was a bit frustrating.

Seems for popular/quality apps, they're moving away from sub $3 one-time purchase to $5+ monthly subscriptions. Some companies are buying up these apps and adding obnoxious ads and ridiculous subscriptions.

I had two apps bought out by the same company. They went from maybe $5 purchase to $20-$60 a month! Luckily, my "Pro Keys" were backed up and still work (for now), but no longer offered in the Play store.

There is a minor problem on my 2 Nokia on 12 and 13 respectively, the screen stay on instead of auto turn off after the set time, and some times when I put the phone on dock wired or wireless charge the screen turned black, normally the clock screen saver should show, that happens half of the time. Regarding the charges for apps, I have not paid a cent for long time, I used the point I earned in Opinion Rewards to purchase them, you may be interested to try.



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