Another reason for me to not update my OS – I'm currently one of those users who does things like contact management outside of Google, and losing that independence on my smartphone doesn't appeal to me.
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The chutzpah of Goggle's spokesperson saying that Android users can still use their phones for calls, texts, and browsing without signing in. As if that is all we bought them for. Much of the basic SMARTphone functionality does not work without signing in to Google.
My Gingerbread phone doesn't have a proper contacts list without signing into a Google Account, something even a dumbphone has. It has no direct everyday access to the SIM contacts, just as an import. My original Android phone, the first-ever Android model (T-Mobile USA G1) still works, my wife happily uses it as an upgrade from an old feature phone, but it doesn't work at all unless you sign into Google. Not at all. Except for emergency calling.
We bought these Google-requiring devices under your old privacy policies of not data-pooling across everything. You changed the deal, Google. Howabout you buy me an iPhone?
#PrivacyPolicy #DefinitionOfChutzpah #ArrogantGoogle