AJ Jordan

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Bought a modern android tablet after having Android largely on /ignore for 3 …

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I dunno, I kinda get it... it's not like it's actively hidden and there are a lot of ways to mess up your device's performance, or make it seem like your phone's broken. Consider for example "aggressive Wi-Fi to Cellular handover" (has battery/performance implications) or all of the Drawing section (stuff like "show surface updates" and "show layout bounds") which can make the phone seem really broken.

And honestly, who cares? It takes 5 seconds to enable developer settings, it's not like they're actively hiding it, and I don't particularly see how it's critical for them to be "discoverable". What, is someone going to be so interested in all the settings there that they'll be motivated to learn development? I don't think so.