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News Google unveils Pixel 5a with big battery and IP67 water resistance

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 18 Aug 2021.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Lover of bit-tech Administrator

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  2. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat.

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    It won't draw me back to the delights of Android and being monitored by Google.
     
  3. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Instead you choose Apple and China ;)
     
  4. loftie

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    Long Live Windows Phone

    *cries in corner*
     
  5. Osgeld

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    Ip67 is that even worth mentioning anymore?
     
  6. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    I'd say yes, especially on non-flagships/mid/budget where any significant waterproofing is a lot less common.
     
  7. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Lover of bit-tech

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  8. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat.

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    They don't spam me with advertising.:grin:
     
  9. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    I've not had any on my Samsung, so I don't know what you're talking about :)
     
  10. andrew8200m

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    I'd say my pixel 5 is probably the most unintrusive phone I've ever had, more so than the Samsung's before that. Apple doesn't advertise but they've probably sold my data somewhere :p
     
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  11. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat.

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    To be honest it’s not really advertising on my phone that was the problem, I put a stop to as much as possible but, even so everything you do is an opportunity to shove advertising at you.

    I avoid Google as much as I can and never, ever sign in to anything Google owned. On the other hand, whilst still on Android, my wife was always getting advertising linked to whatever shops she had bought from.
     
  12. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Just as likely for companyies to be buying purchase histories a lot of the time...
     
  13. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat.

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    Not when it is same day and happening often.
     
  14. lacuna

    lacuna Minimodder

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    I go the other way and am always signed in to google on all my devices. If google wants to show me or sell me things that I'm interested in then great! As it turns out, I am actually interested in things that I am interested in! I always feel like adverts are less intrusive when they are actually for relevant things, rather than just random crap. Each to their own of course
     
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    Until they know you too well and just shove stuff in your face you already have...
    Looking at you Amazon, no I don't need another five of what I just bought a week ago.
     
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