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(C|Net)   Google shows the same "courage" as Apple, removes the headphone jack from the Pixel 2 phone   ( cnet.com) divider line
    More: Dumbass, TRS connector, audio jack, Headphones, headphone jack, Google, Jack, USB-C data/charge port, Microphone  
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2017-10-05 12:35:47 PM  
Manufacturers of Android phones like this one do sh*t like this at their peril.
Unlike the hordes of iConsumers, people who buy and use Android devices will simply switch to another Android device. Google to Samsung to HuaWei to Asus to Motorola to OnePlus to HTC to whoever.
The Apple Acolytes are stuck with whatever Cupertino craps out if they insist on staying with the fruit.

Put it back, Google. You ain't Apple.
 
2017-10-05 01:34:29 PM  

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YES, TAKE MY MONEY!!!!

You may want to stand near your fainting couch for this: floppy disk drives, CD/DVD-ROM drives and parallel ATA I/O ports no longer come on most consumer electronic devices either.

Dvd drives and head phone jacks aren't really like the others you mentioned.  When the floppy went away, what percentage of users used a floppy on a daily basis?

Using a thumb drive vs a floppy has little downside.  The fact that dongle is included shows that it creates issues.


What issues does it create?
 
2017-10-05 03:02:30 PM  
Ordered one

If I ever used headphones while charging I would be mad and I would care

But I don't so meh. Phone looks cool.
 
2017-10-05 03:10:55 PM  

Carth: Gig103: rzrwiresunrise: This seems a tad premature, unless they've invented wireless headphones with 15 hrs of play time per charge.

Even 15 hours is weak for international travelers. London to LAX is cutting it close at 12 hours, but I flew Dubai-Frankfurt-LAX and it was a 28 hour day. I can charge a phone easily enough in-air, but not headphones while using them. Plus, I don't want to buy the bluetooth version of Bose headphones.

I have a Nexus 5X and I guess I'm sticking with it longer, and then jumping to Samsung. Bummer, i like AOSP and getting updates.

If you travel that much the QC35 are worth it. I upgraded from the QC20 and the difference on a plane is noticeable and get around 25 hours of use off a charge. Since the longest nonstop in the world is ~19 you can always charge during your layover.


I've always stayed away from the NC headphones that had rechargeable batteries and was glad to jump from Audio Technica to Bose when the QC20 came out accepting a AAA battery. I can leave an extra in the case and if I forget to charge before a trip I am not without audio or noise cancellation. That's a personal preference, mind you, because I can see the benefit of being wireless, and even use a Creative Labs BT headset at work.
 
2017-10-05 04:58:29 PM  

Gig103: Carth: Gig103: rzrwiresunrise: This seems a tad premature, unless they've invented wireless headphones with 15 hrs of play time per charge.

Even 15 hours is weak for international travelers. London to LAX is cutting it close at 12 hours, but I flew Dubai-Frankfurt-LAX and it was a 28 hour day. I can charge a phone easily enough in-air, but not headphones while using them. Plus, I don't want to buy the bluetooth version of Bose headphones.

I have a Nexus 5X and I guess I'm sticking with it longer, and then jumping to Samsung. Bummer, i like AOSP and getting updates.

If you travel that much the QC35 are worth it. I upgraded from the QC20 and the difference on a plane is noticeable and get around 25 hours of use off a charge. Since the longest nonstop in the world is ~19 you can always charge during your layover.

I've always stayed away from the NC headphones that had rechargeable batteries and was glad to jump from Audio Technica to Bose when the QC20 came out accepting a AAA battery. I can leave an extra in the case and if I forget to charge before a trip I am not without audio or noise cancellation. That's a personal preference, mind you, because I can see the benefit of being wireless, and even use a Creative Labs BT headset at work.


Yea, it is definitely a preference thing. I also do fly with the equviliant of AAA batteries in a USB pack with an extra cable in case anything dies mid flight. less of an issue now that most places have seat chargers but still nice to have.
 
2017-10-05 07:53:21 PM  

Likwit: rooftop235: Likwit: hashtag.acronym: rooftop235: Well Fark the pixel.
I use my headphone jack. Assholes.
And bring me back the got damned ir port!
I guess I'll not be giving up my HTC m9 for a long time.

I'll stick with my G3 -- headphone jack, micro sd, ir, and removable battery.  I won't buy a new phone if all y'all offer me is downgraded features with a slightly faster CPU and GPU.

But really, who needs micro SD, IR, and removable battery? Those are all unnecessary (and in some cases undesirable) features for the average user. I have an iPhone 7+ and a MacBook Pro. When I go out for the day, I just throw them in a bag and go. There's not a single cable, charger, or memory card in my bag. People want simple, wireless stuff. I don't want to manage my memory, buy a micro SD card, carry extra stuff, and I sure as shiat don't want to charge and keep track of a second battery.

I for one welcome our new sealed-battery no-headphone-jack overlords.

I use my phone as a file server sometimes and the ir to control the video projectors or monitors of they didn't come in the cases. One time my ir port saved an entire convention exhibit for because client had 30 Blu-ray player and not one remote. I got all of them going using my s5. Been sticking with ir since.

"I need a removable battery, a micro SD slot, two SIM trays, an IR blaster, and a hook so I can keep my phone next to the onions on my belt."

Your niche use case shouldn't determine what features are implemented on a phone. I'm not accusing you of thinking that necessarily, but you hear a lot of Android guys say "give me an XYZ," when only a tiny minority of users will want it.


You sound like an iPhone user. That's fine.
I use my phone as a tool at work and I like my features, so that's why I'll not be buying a Pixel or other phone without the features I use. That's the end of it.
 
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