Things I hate in Android
(and smartphones in general)
Caution: If you came here thinking this is one of the casual Android vs. iOS bu**s***, I ask you politely to quit this page. Now!
Two things I really hate in the Android ecosystem that always let me away from it. Namely:
- There is no real security awareness even among system-level developers: One example to render my argument proved is that lots, and by lots I mean a great percentage, of Android users are still using SuperSU (which is a proprietary superuser access management utility)! And even worse, some "high-class" developers in XDA Forums are still recommending it! One cannot be sane and use a proprietary superuser manager in the same time. Sorry.
This disclaimer: "
I'm not responsible for bricking your device blah blah blah b***s*** b***s***". Who tf said you are?! Why am I seeing that BS all the time in almost any Android-related technical guide on the Internet! I'm curious how everyone is gonna die laughing when they see a stupid disclaimer like this in a "How to install Apache web server on Ubuntu" article, like: Are you serious?!!
Given that Android is the most mainstream operating system, it is natural that most of its users do not give a f*** about privacy and freedom. But when I see so-called experts not caring about that; It's very bad! Thankfully, the situation is getting better given that many folks are spreading awareness about the nonfree swamp that the smartphone community as whole has been diving in for a long time.
Just use freedom-centric operating systems like PostmarketOS on freedom-centric smartphone like: the Pinephone, the Fairphone or the Librem 5. Or more harshly, don't use a smartphone at all.