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OnePlus reverses course on analytics data collection after public outcry

OnePlus reverses course on analytics data collection after public outcry
OnePlus reverses course on analytics data collection after public outcry

Privacy Killer.

Never Settle.

Some of the information being sent to the company's servers included the phone's IMEI number, the phone number, MAC addresses, mobile network names and IMSI prefixes, Wi-Fi connection info, the phone's serial number, and every app that was ever opened.

Never owned a OP phone, but dont be an idiot, this has already happened before but on a vastly worse scale and with vastly more private data. It isnt a china problem, its a general problem.

Remember CarrierIQ? It was an analytics company that offered manufacturers and carriers a way of logging data for 'improving customer service', it just about logged EVERYTHING that happened on your phone, text messages including the content, anything typed on the keyboard, screenshots, etc.

CarrierIQ was on AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile branded phones in 2011, when its existance/the scandal broke.

They were then sued by numerous companies and agencies, for both civil and criminal charges.

AT&T bought carrierIQ in 2015.

INB4 0+ fanboys argue that Google and other companies collect user data too.

Not like this. And their apps always prompt you for permission.

0+ just collects all this info above without you even knowing and would have continued to do so before they were caught.

This shit is why I'm never get a Chinese made phone.

Nexus 6 and Pixel 2XL side by side

Nexus 6 and Pixel 2XL side by side

Nexus 6 bezel is ahead of its time

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No joke. Those bezels are pretty small compared to the size of the phone.

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Google Pixel 2’s “Now Playing” Feature uses AmbientSense to Minimize Battery Drain

Google Pixel 2’s “Now Playing” Feature uses AmbientSense to Minimize Battery Drain

Pretty crazy that they can match songs just using a database that is only 53MB big. I imagine it only has snippets of the top 100 songs in the past few months or something like that?

Over 70k songs.

Pied Piper

The people working this out at XDA are incredible. They make Android more exciting and I appreciate their work.

Why is interest in new smartphones falling?

Why is interest in new smartphones falling?
Why is interest in new smartphones falling?

They cost a fucking fortune and don't make a huge difference

"Why aren't millennials buying diamond rings and real estate?"

When they make a difference it's usually something that harms the consumer (no headphone jack and no removable battery)

I'm busy spending all of my extra, hard-earned dollars on avocado toast.

Google Lowered Price of USB-C Headphone Adapter from $20 to $9 (USD)

Google Lowered Price of USB-C Headphone Adapter from $20 to $9 (USD)

According to the Google Store's Terms of Sale for Devices:

Should Google reduce its price on any Device within 15 days from the date you order it, you must contact Google Store Support within 15 days of the price change to request a refund or credit for the difference between the price you were charged and the reduced price. Please note that this excludes limited-time price reductions, such as special sales events (such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday) and offers advertised as limited in quantity.

So everyone who ordered one, hit up Google Store Support.

Now it’s priced same as Apple’s Lightning to 3.5mm adapter.

Edit: This is why competition among manufacturers always benefits the consumer. This is another example. Google got criticized for removing 3.5mm jack & highly priced accessories over Apple so they take down the prices to match Apple's offerings.

I think not

Who ever made the decision that required a shitty adapter to plug in headphones should be hanged.

Try one of these subthreads