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Re: Planned Obsolescence

From: Aaron Wolf
Subject: Re: Planned Obsolescence
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2020 10:34:16 -0800

I'm still on a Pixel (original) running LineageOS, so I still get
security updates. I'm quite sure the Pixel 2 is supported by LineageOS

Side-note: I used to be hesitant to admit to even having a cell phone.
Very ironically, I got my first cell phone ever in 2014 as part of
attending LibrePlanet for the first time and having more and more
hassles with trying to connect to accommodations and such via finding
wifi spot to use my laptop (and payphones were mostly all gone). I've
never had a phone with Google Apps though.

But yeah, the whole idea that it's a weird community hack to keep
devices updates is a travesty (as is the other compromised aspects of
these devices).

On 2020-12-11 9:16 a.m., Eric Schultz wrote:
>    Android phone makers in particular are known for refusing to update
>    their phones for more than a minimal amount of time. I literally just
>    had to buy a new phone because my Pixel 2, which was working fine, is
>    no longer receiving security updates. Allegedly one of the main reasons
>    phone makers don't update phones is that the processor, chipset and
>    modem makers don't provide long term support for their firmware blobs
>    and a mix of free and proprietary build tools.
>    Eric
>    On Thu, Dec 10, 2020 at 7:14 PM Jason Self <[1]> wrote:
>      We're looking for articles describing specific instances of planned
>      obsolescence in computing which relate somehow to nonfree software.
>      If you know of an example which is not listed in
>      [2] please mail
>      the
>      URL to [3] so we can list it there.
>      _______________________________________________
>      libreplanet-discuss mailing list
>      [4]
>      [5]
>      s
>    --
>    Eric Schultz, Developer and FOSS Advocate
>    [6]
>    [7]
>    @wwahammy
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