When I see release notes written like this, I worry that the code might have been written in the same manner 😰

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I didn't know that my phone could be more fluent at taking pictures... I'm glad optimized it 😌

Seriously, these are the full release notes for a 4 GB system update. There's no mention of updating to Android 12 or merging OxygenOS with ColorOS, which most users hated

My next phone will definitely not be another , even if on paper their hardware seems great.

This is the equivalent screen for an OS update on a phone.

The page design makes it appear more professional than , but if you look closer, there are only 2 lines of release notes:
* Overall stability of functions improved.
* The security of your device has been improved.

The link also doesn't lead to more specific details:
doc.samsungmobile.com/SM-S906U

And so, I'm installing 642MB of "improvements" on my phone without knowing what they do 😔

@codewiz Wait, OP6 is getting Android 12 with ColorOS?

BTW nowadays every smartphone have great hardware, quite powerful. Only the software sucks...

When my OP6 will be EOL'd I will flash Lineage or other... For a refresh untill hardware is getting too much older.

@benoit

"only the software sucks"

You can delete bloatware using ADB.

I'm not sure if it's worth to pay more than 200 € for a new smartphone. The improvement of hardware is so fast, and some components (battery!) are aging quickly. Better to buy a cheap one every three years or so. You can use the old one as a backup.

@codewiz

@almn76 @benoit I would tend to agree with you, with one exception: I want to take good photos, but I don't want to carry a discrete camera everywhere.

Premium phones come with better sensors that can take photos in low light conditions and telephoto lenses. And they keep getting better rapidly.

@codewiz @almn76 Apple and Google showed us that the sensor or lens doesn't make better photos... It's all computational photography...
Well of course having a telephoto lens would produce sharper image than cropping/zooming a pic...

Sony have the largest sensor in a phone, but quality sucks because there are no algorithms. So you need to shoot RAW and edit later. That's what I am doing with my OP6 BTW. Lightroom make miracle.

@codewiz on pictures side, my OP6 was super slow to fire a shot. I removed my 20GB photos (synced on my desktop with SyncThing) and it is now fast again...

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