Customizing your lock screen is good, turning it into a platform is bad

Maybe this will renew a movement towards better mobile OS.

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Feels like a weird strategy after the past few years have been about unlocking your phone as quickly as possible (via fingerprint or face scan), and with Google having removed the ability to place widgets on the lockscreen over security concerns…

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man, I miss lockscreen widgets. imagine how cool would they be with something like KWGT!

As if phones weren’t already full of ads anyway.

All the more reason to use a custom OS.

Maybe this will renew a movement towards better mobile OS.

Nah, it won’t.

This is a good reason for using a custom ROM.

You can purge and/or disable this lockscreen cancer easily without root or custom ROM.

@Zerush@lemmy.ml
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I’ll have to get this one out again (it still has some battery, I think). Anyway I give the smartphone not much more use than with this one.

Easy, do not use a smartphone.

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Good luck, smartphones are integrated so deeply into modern society that it can feel impossible to get by without one.

A better solution is government regulation of the advertising industry, and free software alternatives that are designed using humane technology principles.

I’m using a dumbphone for a year and lost nothing.

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