1. collyesta's Avatar
    Some phones on the market still come with 4.4 kitkat and I was wondering, if I was to get a phone like that, would it still be able to work with different apps in 4-5 years time or will most apps created in the future not be optimized for it? I'm not exactly sure how operating systems work and why there is a new operating system every year.. I just want to be able to get the most out of my phone for a good number of years and not have to upgrade. Should I even be thinking like that or is it expected of consumers to swap phones every 2-3 years?

    Thank you!
    03-02-2016 09:00 AM
  2. JimTapeslack's Avatar
    Phones from 2 years ago are now pretty much useless so I guess not...
    03-02-2016 09:16 AM
  3. collyesta's Avatar
    Phones from 2 years ago are now pretty much useless so I guess not...
    That's a shame... I suppose then I should aim for getting something with the most recent software?
    03-03-2016 02:16 AM
  4. lephils's Avatar
    Good phones from two years ago are NOT useless.
    But if you want to keep your phone 4-5 years, you definitely should buy one that is running the latest OS version.
    collyesta likes this.
    03-03-2016 02:27 AM
  5. collyesta's Avatar
    Good phones from two years ago are NOT useless.
    But if you want to keep your phone 4-5 years, you definitely should buy one that is running the latest OS version.
    Thanks for the advice! Do you think I should also aim to get a phone with a a removable battery if I want it to last that long? That does limit my choices quite a bit but if it would make my phone last...
    03-03-2016 02:43 AM
  6. relaxedninja11's Avatar
    I would highly recommend that, once 2.5 hits the battery won't be able to hold much of a charge at all

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    collyesta likes this.
    03-04-2016 10:31 AM

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