I am finding that the more I read about the newer versions of Android, the more I don’t like them. The increasing issues with root access, the difficulty in backing up apps and data (unless you use Google services, of course) the intrusiveness, whether or not you want it - these things are deal breakers for me. I am increasingly grateful for /e/ and its support of old phones and older versions of Android.
I happened across an article that said an increasing number of websites prohibiting access from lower versions of android. Why would they do that? Why would they limit their market? Reading that article made me extremely paranoid - it made me think that those of us who use older phones are being herded slowly but inexorably into the Google corral where we can be fleeced and branded at their leisure.
The planned obsolescence, the need to outlay hundreds of dollars every 2 years and the constant surveillance sickens me. More and more I appreciate my faithful Moto G4 that just keeps on going and I appreciate the ongoing support from /e/!