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It won’t die out – it doesn’t even exist in most countries yet! The timing of this is bonkers.
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We can’t subscribe before the service has even launched here! This just generates bad faith, they shouldn’t do any such thing until the service is actually launching. I’d understand it (I’d still not like it, but I’d understand it), if Paramount+ was going live with the season premiere synchronised internationally, but it’s not. It’s going live some unspecified time later, and in the mean time we can’t legally watch season four of Discovery. I assume they had to pay off Netflix a chunk of money too instead of just not signing a deal for season five and waiting for that?
Ten minutes less to full, but how much quicker on that quick topup when you need to dash out but your phone’s under 50%? Time to full is not the only charging metric, not by a long shot, and certainly not with a phone with a battery that lasts as well as my Pixel 6’s does. If I can hit 50% – which this article says it’ll do in about half an hour – before I go out then I’m happy.
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Yeah it’s fine. It’s not as slick as the Pixel 3’s rear-mounted sensor, but it’s not remotely as dreadful as this article makes it sound. And I do like having it on the front for use on a desk, especially now that I’ve figured out that single-tapping notifications is the way to go, as double-tapping just brings up the PIN pad and no way to trigger a fingerprint scan, which was annoying me until this morning. And I’ve mostly trained myself to stop looking for the sensor on the back when picking it up and instead get my thumb onto the one in the display (I’ve enrolled both thumbs and both index fingers so I have easy choices in any situation).
What I’d really like though is both. I wonder how much extra that would cost. And I’m sure reviewers would laugh at it because they seem to like laughing at things.
The idea that it was Instagram’s CEO, not Facebook’s, who decided Twitter previews must die upon the acquisition is pretty absurd really.
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"Android" doesn’t do that. Google put software on the Pixels that does that. Samsung put software on (some of) their phones that does that. It’s not an inherent property of Android though. That photography stuff is a competitive advantage, after all.
You’re right about the RAM I think. Android on a camera wouldn’t need RAM like a high-end phone might, because it’s probably only going to be running at most two apps ever anyway.
It doesn’t, and in a camera I fail to see a need for any of them. Maybe a few flashy tricks but if you had the core of AOSP as your OS, and your inevitable custom code for interfacing with the camera sensors and doing whatever computational photography tricks you wanted to do, you’d be great. You’d have the OS update framework too, which is a lovely thing not to have to write yourself.
It’s not like using "Android" gets you Google’s computational photography, they only put that on the Pixel phones. And it’d have to be customised for different sensors anyway.