Subject: Re: Apple cuts $50 off price for replacment phone batteries,sheepishly offers apology
On 12/29/2017 6:53 PM, nospam wrote:
> In article<email@example.com>,
> RichA<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>>> Something about "two wrongs" comes up.
>>>> I presume they do the tests on this?
>>> far more tests than you can possibly imagine.
>>> not only does apple do tests internally, but each phone is constantly
>>> monitoring its own battery health, managing it on the fly.
>>> plenty of other companies do the same or similar, including android.
>> Who is "android?"
> all products running google android.
>> Do you mean Samsung?
>> If so, they don't do it. They say.
> except that the underlying android os does.
> Battery life is a perennial user concern. To extend battery life,
> Android continually adds new features and optimizations to help the
> platform optimize the off-charger behavior of applications and
> not doing that risks sudden unexpected shutdowns and potential data
> loss, which is *worse*.
> A number of Nexus 6P owners have reported an alarming battery problem
> with their phones as of Android 7.0 being released for the handset,
> which causes the phone to power down when the battery gauge still
> shows anywhere from 10 to 60% battery remaining.
You're damn right they test the batteries. Yet no matter how much
testing they do, some slip through the cracks. There is a difference
between the required testing on a medical device and a phone. Yet the
battery on my defibrillator was recalled. It is being changed Thursday.
The surgeon put in a warning device if it fails between now and Thursday.