I forgot why I don't buy Samsung products. The Ads on mobile devices and Samsung boatyard. Is killing me. I spend full price for a high end mobile device only to have to navigate all consuming Ads everywhere. I didn't buy a Samsung TV or fridge or washer/dryer because of this on an older Samsung tablet that literally ran out of memory because of the non-removable crap. I thought Samsung had moved past that to focus on a great user experience, so I bought a Note20 Ultra 5g... ugh, it's even worse than before and there's no way to get rid of it all. I'll keep this for a year and get a new device from another company in the fall and never buy Samsung products again. I've learned my lesson: Samsung doesn't care about a great user experience in their products, they only care about monetizing every app and every screen and every interaction at my expense. I just can't do it. I tried... I really can't.
I had every Pixel up until the 5 and I felt like they were going backwards with features, and Google Fi customer service started getting bad over the last year or two. But yeah, I guess I'll take a reduction in features over the bombardment of ads embedded in every aspect of the phone.
Agreed. I'll see what the flagship 2021 phones are like and wait for T-Mo's big deal on them and then migrate to one of them, gladly trading in this horrid ad-fueled experience. I'm using this as a time to explore non-google software options as well to find the perfect balance of an effortless experience and maintaining my privacy and data.