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Galaxy S9 is coming, How many of you guys will update this time?

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dallasmanic

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Samsung will announce its new flagship S9 and s9 PLUS A launch date is February 25
I am wondering how many of you guys will update?
and for what?
Me personally will update because of the camera
 
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namgniw93

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I won't! Samsung has been terrible with updates here in Europe. I was on August security patch until December when I got November security patch.. This was my last Samsung.

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wajiman

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Samsung will announce its new flagship S9 and s9 PLUS A launch date is February 25
I am wondering how many of you guys will update?
and for what?
Me personally will update because of the camera
Dont think I'll unless there some significant upgrade in terms of processing speed and battery. As of now, most the reports are indicating minor upgrades nothing significant.

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mark-in-dallas

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Nov 14, 2010
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I won't and I'm done with Samsung. I'll not buy another phone in which the manufacturer locks down the bootloader and decides what applications we can and cannot have. And, unless and until others start doing the same and quit buying products that limit our ownership rights manufacturers are only going to continue pushing the envelope as to how much they can limit and restrict what we can and cannot do with OUR phones.
 
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metzo32

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I won't and I'm done with Samsung. I'll not buy another phone in which the manufacturer locks down the bootloader and decides what applications we can and cannot have. And, unless and until others start doing the same and quit buying products that limit our ownership rights manufacturers and only going to continue pushing the envelope as to how much the can limit and restrict what we can and cannot do with OUR phones.

100% Agree with you, I have a DRAMA with Note 8 and went back to S8+!!
Do you have any idea about other brand premium as well Unlocked?
 
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mjones73

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I won't and I'm done with Samsung. I'll not buy another phone in which the manufacturer locks down the bootloader and decides what applications we can and cannot have. And, unless and until others start doing the same and quit buying products that limit our ownership rights manufacturers and only going to continue pushing the envelope as to how much the can limit and restrict what we can and cannot do with OUR phones.

They lock them down because the providers don't want you messing with them, not so much Samsung's fault as it is the Verizon's, AT&T's, and the Sprints of the worlds, gotta get the unlocked versions from the manufacturer if it's important to you.

Back to the original question, I haven't seen any major upgrade that would make me want to change.
 

mark-in-dallas

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Nov 14, 2010
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They lock them down because the providers don't want you messing with them, not so much Samsung's fault as it is the Verizon's, AT&T's, and the Sprints of the worlds, gotta get the unlocked versions from the manufacturer if it's important to you.

Back to the original question, I haven't seen any major upgrade that would make me want to change.

I would generally agree with you, but as I understand it Samsung locked down the bootloader on all Snapdragon variants, whether carrier locked or unlocked.
 
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XmlNode

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I won't. Samsung seems falling behind in the AI race too and based on the leaks, there will be no significant improvement in the S9 this time. I will probably stay with the S8+ and wait for a unique phone.
 
Probably will. I have an S8+ and love it. I get why some of the folks here will be sticking with it -- especially since the S9/9+ represents almost no visual overhaul to the existing S8 line.

That being said, I actually had a free carrier Note8 that I sold immediately since it represented merely a side-grade (I put the money forth on a new MBP); I was intending to get an S9+ instead when the time came so following my plan, I'll be getting an S9+ to replace my S8+.
 
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    and for what?
    Me personally will update because of the camera
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