I have purchased several Sceptre displays over the years, and all of them are still running well. The common thread among them has been the outstanding display, and the lack of "smart" features.
Using a set like this as a computer monitor or connected to some other streaming device it is very hard to beat. Honestly.
I really think there could and SHOULD be more devices like this, but the existence of this one at least gives me hope.
I think Ehud really made a salient point.
I skimmed over it but did not see "must accept all third party apps" or similar language. User initiated and approved each time side loading seems like the right approact honestly. Hard to see what the negative downstream effects would be at that point. Android has proven that it can work.
The only problem I have with this article is the idea that allowing users to choose where they install from, and who they pay is somehow worse. No one is FORCING users to use applications outside of the app stores walled garden.
If the user wants to install an app that has been forced off the app store because Russia decided it was bad for instance, the user should have the choice of downloading it directly from the developer, and paying them directly as well.
Some might consider this a typo, but i prefer to think of it in a more literal sense. As in "uninhabited by sense"
But, the most bizarrely stupid version of this argument was published recently in the Hill, by columnist Armstrong Williams, in a piece entitled: Uninhibited Speech is the Ultimate Weapon in the Fight Against Misinformation. You might think from this title that he would support fact checking -- which is part of that "uninhabited speech." Instead, he seems to think it's an infringement on rights.