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Any idea on when they'll get port forwarding automated on Linux? Do you follow a blog of theirs or something?

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AHH ok, yeah I do that already. I thought maybe their Linux app might so it at some stage. But glutun is good enough for me right now.

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There would have been a huge flame war about X vs Wayland if it were.

Amazon clearly lying about "ownership" on Prime. ( lemmy.world )

You all remember just a few weeks ago when Sony ripped away a bunch of movies and TV shows people “owned”? This ad is on Amazon. You can’t “own” it on Prime. You can just access it until they lose the license. How can they get away with lying like this?

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They need to go to the EU and get them to intervene! Only the EU can stand up to apple.

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Oh I know… I wasn’t being serious. 😁

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Very well trolled. 👏 Bravo young man, bravo.

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Apart from online commentary I don’t know a single person that gives a shit about this blue bubble green bubble thing. Is it really such a big thing?

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Who calls people these days? Apart from taxi drivers.

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Thanks, if you hadn’t guessed I wasn’t being serious.

Maybe I should have /s’d?

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Very cool, I have been relying on the Pixel dialer to screen calls but I ended up just blocking them most of the time. I’ll check this out thanks 👍.

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Wow sarcasm is truly dead on the internet. 😂

Mate, I wasn’t exactly being serious but thanks for the effort you put into your reply 👍.

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The Pixel line up lost a lot of respect from me after I purchased the Pixel 6. Absolute shit show from start to finish. Love the software, hate the hardware.

What’s my best alternative for next year when I consider upgrading?

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Just the regular Pixel 6, not the pro.

Dodgy fingerprint reader, doesn’t stay flat when laid down on a table which makes glide typing difficult because the phone rocks about. Basic QA issues. Basic.

Anyway like I said love the software, hate the hardware.

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So basically a waste of money if you live in Ireland?

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Sent to the G20 to bore leaders into a trade deal?

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I don’t really understand how this is a material change from what AOSP gives you right now? Can anyone explain?

For example: AOSP has been available to EU start-ups for over a decade for free and open source but none have built alternative payment systems or email or maps or advertising services on top of it in a cohesive way before. What is this law going to allow them to do that they couldn’t before? 🤔

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Stock Android is AOSP. And it’s free.

I’m not sure why EU start-ups don’t just build services on top and compete like Huawei does in China or to a certain extent Amazon does with its Android variant.

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Ok that’s strange I can uninstall and disable Google Maps just fine in my phone right now and install an alternative Map provider of I wanted. Didn’t need legislation to do it.

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What’s the principle here? That manufactures aren’t allowed to tailor the user experience of their products? That doesn’t sound like good legislation. The equivalent would be if I wanted to bring my steering wheel from Toyota to my Audi because it promotes competition.

The regulations will encourage competition by allowing alternative payment systems, benefiting startups and consumers.

Car manufacturers must be compelled by the EU to provide pluggable and safe steering columns in cars to benefitting startups and consumers.

Obviously such a thing wouldn’t happen because it wouldn’t benefit EU car manufacturers. But let’s not talk about that, eh?

Let consumers vote with their feet. Let them choose alternatives that work for them. If there aren’t decent alternatives, build them. Why go heavy handed on legislation thinly veiled to extort money out of companies? Seriously why not build a competing payment system for the EU? The APIs are available and there’s tonnes of talented engineers in the EU. Start there. Build something better.

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OK

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Stock Android = AOSP

Google Android = AOSP + Play Services

I totally accept that Google Android is the defacto Android. But to claim that people can’t build competing services based on AOSP is just wrong. Just take Huawei as an example. That’s all the EU needs to push. EU Android with EU specific services. They could build it now.

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First of all, phones aren’t sold with AOSP.

They’re not. But my point is that EU manufacturers / start-ups could easily make their own flavour of Android based on AOSP and launch that as a product. Why don’t they? Case in point Huawei.

New features/changes to the Android ecosystem will almost always go against what enthusiasts want.

First off, I don’t think every single one of Google’s decisions regarding Android is good. Hell I actually think they’ve blundered too many times to count when it comes to bringing new features to Android. That said, for Android to mature further, it really needs to go the “it just works” route that Apple’s been...

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features like Nearby Share rely on Google accounts garners a lot of hate from the FOSS/enthusiast crowd

I don’t think these are FOSS enthusiasts. They’re people that want free stuff without putting any effort into it. Big difference. The real FOSS enthusiasts would simply build their own competing implementation based on the open source version of Android AOSP. Amazon / Microsoft / Huawei have exactly this to varying degrees.

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Looks like there’s an option to cast to your TV?

is anyone else bothered by the lack of the 3 buttons at the bottom

So i just bought Asus rog phone 6d and im extremely bothered by the lack of the back ,home and whatewer is the 3 one called buttons on the news androids. Is this something you all got used to with time or does this still bother you( IT really fells much less intuitive compared to the old 3 buttons ,alghtough preferably i would...

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It’s just too easy to accidentally swipe back. A massive massive flaw in my opinion. The amount of times I catch my self entering a screen scrolling vertically and then accidentally exiting only to lose my place when I return.

Having said that the speed of doing actions has increased for me. It’s just the accuracy has decreased at the same time.

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Not enough it seems. Still a huge false positive rate. Made worse by horizontal lists in a lot of apps. Developers are supposed to be able to enforce special zones where the gesture isn’t recognised allowing for horizontal scrolling but this doesn’t seem to be working either.

A poorly implemented feature that takes the ecosystem backwards.

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That’s so cool. It’s a proper old skool website. No shitty JavaScript, loads blazing fast. Just pure content. Love it!

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