Wait until they come across GIMP.
262 posts • joined 8 Nov 2012
This looks interesting: https://www.sammobile.com/news/samsung-transform-old-phones-smart-home-devices/
The Galaxy Upcycling at Home feature is available on all Galaxy S, Galaxy Note and Galaxy Z models released from 2018 with Android 9 and above. Samsung will add support for more devices in the future.
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The only clowns here are those still using obsolete crap...
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The real problem here is that obsolete devices report that "You have the latest updates" What's needed is a message which says this phone will no longer receive updates after dd/mm/yyyy and after that date the message should change to "Your phone is no longer supported".
This would also make people think about which model they want to buy when they can see for themselves its eol date.