Trump still uses his old un-secured Android phone despite objections from aides
by Alan Friedman / Jan 25, 2017, 3:42 PM
The Galaxy S4 that Trump is supposed to be using is modified for security reasons. It does not accept incoming calls, allow the user to text or even take pictures. The handset does not work with regular Android apps but can connect to SIPRNet, the US Military's classified network. We can't blame the president for wanting to use a full-featured smartphone instead of being handicapped by the modifications made on the secure Galaxy S4. The same feelings came over Barack Obama, who said at a small fundraiser back in 2013 that he wanted a cooler smartphone for the White House. Microsoft tweeted the president to tell him that if he wanted a cool phone, a Windows Phone 7 model could be sent to him.
By ignoring protocol and sticking to his personal Android handset, Trump can continue to fire off the tweets that have become so newsworthy. And there still appears to be two different people with access to Trump's Twitter feed. As we pointed out during the campaign, the tweets that obviously are sent from Trump himself come from the Twitter for Android app. Other tweets that are milder and conciliatory in tone are generally from a Twitter for iPhone app. That would suggest that a trusted aide inside Trump's camp (Kellyanne Conway?) is charged with keeping things on an even keel.
source: NYTimes via Engadget
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Does he use an Android device because of the whole Apple not unlocking the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone? I figured someone of his class would see iPhones as a status symbol and for sure have one.
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 3:57 PM 2
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Samsung galaxy phones are also status symbols TBH.
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 4:09 PM 13
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Yea but iPhones only make poor people think they're rich. Actual rich people don't buy iPhones to look rich. They buy phones they like, because they already know they're rich and don't think a cheap phone like the iPhone defines their wealth because their 200k+ car or 10k watch overshadows a pathetic $700 phone.
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 8:41 PM 6
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"I figured someone of his class would see iPhones as a status symbol and for sure have one." Trump is smarter than that.
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 4:39 PM 1
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"Status symbol" by having an Iphone but is stuck with a 2 year contract for a plan that you pay late cause you don't get those checks every week and by the time one arrives it doesn't suffice to pay all your bills LOL Typical Iphone owner
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 4:54 PM 0
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I find it annoying that people use iPhones and Galaxies as a status symbol. These phones are available everywhere and anyone can buy these things if they wanted to without probably sacrificing much. If it was a Vertu phone then I would understand. Sometimes, people are just becoming too much of a social climber. And Trump is a billionaire. I can't imagine a $700-$1200 phone can be a status symbol to a guy like him.
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 10:58 PM 0
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Bringing jobs back to USA and himself using non US made Android Samsung Galaxy phone. What a hypocrite!
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 4:04 PM 3
So, what phones are made in America? Please, let me know so i can buy one.
posted on Jan 25, 2017, 4:06 PM 12
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