Originally Posted by TheATHEiST
Either stop trolling or stop making such ridiculous posts like suing Samsung because you dont get a new update years after device was released. They are under no obligation to do so and we dont need them to update it anyway when we have much better devs like CM team and others.
YOU are the troll. And sheep.
Look at computer hardware. Aside from manufacturer customized hardware (typically in the laptops...), standard hardware gets generally gets driver support for 2 full OS versions (~4 years), sometimes more. Linux supports pretty much every 'device' and Windows will for the most part also run on just about anything.
With android, we don't get anything. We get shat on. Constantly. We don't get hardware warranties even! With all the manufacturer android customizations, we get slow updates, not enough updates, and short hardware life cycles. It's anti-consumer BS esp since these phones cost as much as laptops esp off contract.
This needs to stop. Devices should not be customized or locked down. Support should last the actual life of the device (most should last ~3 years unless they're being trashed so bad the flash starts going bad, dropped, etc...).
Additionally, Google needs to accept that Cloud storage blows and we need external sd cards in every device and the ability to back up without root. It is the only sane way to back up, especially with all the absurd carrier data restrictions.
Lastly, it's laughable that you call CM "good". With nearly all devices the performance is worse than stock ROMs, and there is a myriad of bugs in varying versions in CM, like the fact all CM builds has essentially been unusable for me since 3/3, and Puzzle and Dragons bug in libc.so still not fixed, users had to self-help (after waiting many many months for someone to pinpoint where the problem was) by ripping the file from old versions...
If these devices were cheap, I wouldn't have the energy to argue, but at $350-700 per device... they OWE us.