The Daily Populous

Thursday May 28th, 2020 morning edition

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But with brands only committed to two Android version updates, only phones released in the last two years will get the latest Android update — leaving tens of millions of devices out in the cold.

As my colleague Joe Maring pointed out, the software experience is more important than any other spec in 2020.

Regardless of how much you've paid for your phone, if the software is sub-par, you're going to have a bad experience.

And while Android flagships are substantially costlier now and feature much better hardware than a few years ago, one art that hasn't changed is software updates.

Most brands are still only committed to offering two platform updates and security updates for three years, and that's true even for $1,000 flagships.

With the $399 iPhone SE changing the paradigm for value, it's high time Android manufacturers extend software support on their phones.

We'll just have to wait and see if it acts as a catalyst for Android manufacturers to raise their game. »

Trump threatens to shut down social-media platforms after Twitter put a fact-check warning on his false tweets

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He made the threat Wednesday, the morning after Twitter tagged some of his tweets with a fact-check warning.

President Donald Trump has threatened to close down social-media platforms that he argues censor conservative voices after Twitter on Tuesday tagged some of his messages with a fact-check warning.

"Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices," Trump tweeted Wednesday. »

TIL Serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer was brutally killed in prison when another inmate beat him to death with a metal bar taken from the prison weight room. The killer later revealed that he was sickened by Dahmer's crimes and his habit of fashioning severed limbs from the prison food.

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Jeffrey Dahmer was an American serial killer who took the lives of 17 males between 1978 and 1991.

Noticeably subdued, he became increasingly withdrawn following the birth of his younger brother and the family's frequent moves.

As of July 2017, the house was no longer listed on the market, according to Jeffrey Dahmer Movies and Books. »