"updates for at least 3 years from when the device first became available"
So, if you got one at the end of its availability, that's going to be closer to 2 years.
Not good, given they ain't cheap!
Just days after unveiling its latest Pixel 5 flagship, Google has retired the last-gen Pixel 4 and 4 XL smartphones. The phones are no longer available to purchase through Google's official US outlet, and the Chocolate Factory has confirmed that it has no plans to restock. "Google Store has sold through its inventory and …
Not wishing to offend Google's self-ambulating biological data acquisition units (well, not much), and although some iPhones are indeed very crazily expensive, it just goes to show that iPhones are certainly a lot better value for money in the OS support lifetime (and unnecessary e-waste reduction) stakes, that's for sure.
It is? Well now I’m tempted to have a new battery put in my old SE. It’s still perfectly usable otherwise, and if there’s the prospect of at least security updates for a few more years it’d make a perfect backup phone, for in case.
I’m a BlackBerry traditionalist by nature, but I have concluded after trying both Android and Apple that Apple are the better bet. Ah, if only BlackBerry had been first with BB10, instead of last... Oh well. At least Apple seem to believe in software maintenance, even if the end result is occasionally a bit haphazard.
I got one a 4 last year, and I'd like to stick up for the maligned little guy!
I get along with it fine - it's my first Pixel, and the first phone I've had in a long while that I haven't noticed deteriorating with age, or having to worry about quirks and oddities cropping up before the contract ends (I've probably just tempted the wrath of the planned obsolescence gods now!).
It was my first trip back to flagships in a while as Apple, Samsung and Sony turned me off that game (the latter was a long shot I know, but in my defence, it did seem promising before a rapid deterioration), but I've genuinely enjoyed having it. It just does the stuff I want, and does it without fuss.
That's probably more down to me not being a bleeding edge user, and my expectations being lower after some proper duffers though.
Hi-fi? I still use components I bought in the seventies so if phones and computers lasted forty plus years then I might go with your argument. If however you mean that one is tempted to 'upgrade' to the latest poorer quality equipment by the promises of useless functionality and 'modern' styling, then perhaps.
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