Finally, someone with some tech cred has confirmed what I have suspected about the turd that Samsung dropped on my phone: no one at Google is setting any standards or doing any code reviews of the different versions of Android. I seriously doubt that Samsung did any regression testing with this version of Android on my phone.
I’ve got a bone to pick with Samsung, as the last link shows. A couple of applications that I have on my phone seem to get high overhead and bloat out over the device’s resources kind of like Microsoft Office Extra Deluxe, 2015. One of them was Facebook v.1.9.4. I used to have a life event about deleting it from my phone on my FB page, griping about this flavor of Gingerbread and how awful the Facebook app was. I sent a link of that event to Samsung Support on a form they have on Facebook about a couple of weeks ago. Funny thing: that life event is gone from my FB page.
The only good thing that Samsung has done is to show me how to reboot my phone without having to pull the battery out of the back of it. Other wise, I don’t have any confidence left in Samsung to support their products through a life cycle of three years. I told Facebook all about it last night.