Operators, read the news

Tele2 has a special tariff for people with hearing problems and a new bonus program for people with loyalty problems to the operator. A new round of Google's fight against Trojans at the system level. And other news with our comments.

Write, we are listening

It should be noted that all operators are sympathetic to the everyday problems of the hard of hearing. Or not listening at all. Most of us rarely meet such people for quite objective reasons: their social circle is to a large extent deliberately limited to “friends in misfortune”. Not because these people are inferior in some way - God forbid! It’s just that they themselves are more comfortable communicating with those who understand them fully, this is natural. Mobile communication is a great blessing for them and means much more than for us. I still remember the times when these guys used only faxes for remote communication, there were simply no other alternatives. SMS-correspondence gave speed and mobility, and then instant messengers raised the possibility of communication, including group communication, to a qualitatively new level.

New bonus program in Tele2

Operators, read news

They called it "Bonuses for your interests", you can read the news here. The program is valid from the beginning of July to the end of August 2017. To participate in the program, you need to register on a special site, participants in the previous bonus promotion can simply continue participating in the new version.

Operators, read the news

There you can also select "your interest" from the list and receive offers on Mondays and Fridays in accordance with this "interest". In one of six thematic categories: Cinema, Music, Culture, Sports, Travel, Fashion, Home Comfort and Active City Life.

The news writes that last year's action "aroused wide interest." I don’t know, specific figures for measuring the width of interest were not given. But I look forward to your comments: how attractive does such a program seem?

About Yandex.weather

You know my attitude to Yandex, I don't like the aggressive imposition of all sorts of "super-browsers" and other things. Especially in default software installations, IMHO this is dishonorable. And about Yandex.Direct advertising, sometimes you just want to keep silent aloud. But Yandex.Weather made me happy, and in fairness I consider it necessary to write a useful service.

Operators, read the news

With the current weather in Moscow, it turned out to be relevant. They mapped the rain clouds and draw a forecast of their movements at 10-minute intervals, it turned out very clearly. They guess more often than they miss. Even if they do not guess with the time of the beginning of the rain, then the development of the situation is understandable and it is possible to assess the prospects. And this is useful.

About spam and lawsuits

Three (!) readers sent me a link to a description of another trial won by a principled citizen of Nizhny Novgorod. The man was angry at the spam that accompanied each of his order details, you can read it here. Beeline was fined 300 thousand rubles, and this is already the eighth (out of nine) process he won against Beeline. The MTS company lost to him "dry", eight out of eight court cases with a result in favor of the Nizhny Novgorod. A high degree of integrity, a kind of sport, hobby or self-assertion?

Feelings are ambivalent. On the one hand, numerous fines (in Russia such a principled citizen is clearly not the only one) are naturally laid out for all subscribers, the operator has no other money. On the other hand, it is thanks to judicial squabbles that operators try to behave carefully and avoid strong excesses. Here, after all, simple arithmetic: if the income from, for example, a certain content provider or advertising is less than the cost of courts and fines, then it is more rational to tighten the screws.

According to what I've read on the forum, MegaFon has a "Rejection of USSD advertising" service. If you are annoyed by the interstitial in response to USSD requests. In MTS, the right decision is to activate the service "Prohibition of receiving SMS and MMS from the MTS website." Surely other operators have something similar, share information in the comments. As far as I remember, you can opt out of advertising even at the stage of concluding an Agreement when connecting, but few people do this for sure.

About "anti-social" roaming

Operators, read the news

Another surge of discussions in the press, this time provoked by a statement by Dmitry Alkhazov, deputy head of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications. Quote:

“The main economic problem with the idea of ​​abolishing national roaming: if operators are prohibited from charging roaming as something separate, then, obviously, the costs of servicing traveling subscribers - these same 7% - will actually be redistributed to the entire tariff line and to the entire subscriber base . It will turn out to be a paradoxical and very unpleasant, from my point of view, situation when 93% of subscribers, or citizens of the Russian Federation who do not travel and do not leave their home region, will be forced to pay extra for those who can afford it. That is, the majority, who actually do not use roaming, will pay extra for those who use it. Therefore, for all the seeming social positivity of this idea, economically it has an anti-social character.

You can read, for example, in the material of the news agency RNS. I wrote a few years ago that miracles do not happen and operators will try to compensate for lost profits at the expense of all other subscribers. But no one listened to me, and all the active participants cursed me furiously in the comments. Creating a kind of flash mob. Which is also logical: only those who want to become “active” - really want to! - pay less. Those who live within their region and do not pay in excess of the tariff are not interested in this topic at all, they are silent. This is only one aspect of a multifaceted problem, but an important one.

There is also a "geographical component" here. Areas are large, medium and small in size, and everyone pays for intranet roaming. It can be assumed that the smaller the area of ​​the “home region”, the more often the inhabitants find themselves outside it. Those. someone is in a losing position. And what about this kind of “anti-sociality”? The size of the country's territory also matters, Russia is not Europe.

It is strange that almost no one has considered the issue from this point of view. Only the uncompromising “leave everything as it is” or “cancel everywhere”. Perhaps, for a start it would be worth trying to take into account this factor? Or will sorting also by area / kilometer lead to such additional costs that such an undertaking is devoid of practical sense?

"Panic Mode" in Android 7.1

An interesting feature in Android 7.1 Nougat, you can read about the details with all the calculations and analysis on the X Developers resource. In a nutshell - a small but important protection against aggressive programs and Trojans.

If something completely absurd starts to happen on the screen of your smartphone, and the back button does not respond, this is a common story. You caught a “bad” program on your smartphone, which took control and now will not let you close it or delete it. And it won't let you get out either. At the system level, Google has now implemented a "panic" function: four consecutive presses of the "Back" button with an interval of less than 0.3 seconds activates a forced return to the main screen with the ability to remove "vile" software. At the system level. The permissions received by the software and other frills / features are secondary and do not affect the functionality of the function. True, the default enable / disable of the function depends on the model of the device.

Helpful? Undoubtedly. Let for the few "caught", but these "few" are also people. Personally, I was sincerely pleased with the competently-intuitiveness of the solution. The average user, who saw all sorts of outrages on the screen and did not escape from them with the Back button, does what? That's right, he starts frantically hammering on the Back button, hoping for salvation. And here it is, salvation! (smiley). Well done to Google, you will not say anything. Further, of course, “saving the drowning is the work of the drowning themselves!” ©, but getting a smartphone out of a viral coma is already a very good thing and also an achievement.

Operators, read the news

Tele2 has a special tariff for people with hearing problems and a new bonus program for people with loyalty problems to the operator. A new round of Google's fight against Trojans at the system level. And other news with our comments.

Write, we are listening

It should be noted that all operators are sympathetic to the everyday problems of the hard of hearing. Or not listening at all. Most of us rarely meet such people for quite objective reasons: their social circle is to a large extent deliberately limited to “friends in misfortune”. Not because these people are inferior in some way - God forbid! It’s just that they themselves are more comfortable communicating with those who understand them fully, this is natural. Mobile communication is a great blessing for them and means much more than for us. I still remember the times when these guys used only faxes for remote communication, there were simply no other alternatives. SMS-correspondence gave speed and mobility, and then instant messengers raised the possibility of communication, including group communication, to a qualitatively new level.

Of course, the question of a suitable tariff is extremely relevant. For obvious reasons, minutes of voice communication are not needed, but mobile Internet and SMS are desirable in large packages. And at an affordable price, since few people in this social group can boast of significant incomes. All operators have corresponding tariff offers, they just don't advertise these targeted offers. Again, for obvious reasons, connection is possible only through VOG.

The Moscow city organization VOG, in partnership with which Tele2 released a unique tariff, has been operating since 1912 and is a regional branch of the All-Russian Society of the Deaf. You can read the news about the tariff with all the details here, now Tele2 has such a special tariff in the capital region. For 250 rubles. give 10 GB of Internet traffic and 500 SMS messages per month.

In my opinion, the price for the target audience is high, although it does not look prohibitive. And package versatility in this case is not the best solution. Someone communicates mainly through SMS, someone has a mobile Internet - the main window to the world. We could provide two or three options, taking into account different needs and communication profiles. Let's hope that this is the first step and more will follow.

New bonus program in Tele2

Operators, read news

They called it "Bonuses for your interests", you can read the news here. The program is valid from the beginning of July to the end of August 2017. To participate in the program, you need to register on a special site, participants in the previous bonus promotion can simply continue participating in the new version.

Operators, read the news

There you can also select "your interest" from the list and receive offers on Mondays and Fridays in accordance with this "interest". In one of six thematic categories: Cinema, Music, Culture, Sports, Travel, Fashion, Home Comfort and Active City Life.

The news writes that last year's action "aroused wide interest." I don’t know, specific figures for measuring the width of interest were not given. But I look forward to your comments: how attractive does such a program seem?

Feelings are ambivalent. On the one hand, numerous fines (in Russia such a principled citizen is clearly not the only one) are naturally laid out for all subscribers, the operator has no other money. On the other hand, it is thanks to judicial squabbles that operators try to behave carefully and avoid strong excesses. Here, after all, simple arithmetic: if the income from, for example, a certain content provider or advertising is less than the cost of courts and fines, then it is more rational to tighten the screws.

According to what I've read on the forum, MegaFon has a "Rejection of USSD advertising" service. If you are annoyed by the interstitial in response to USSD requests. In MTS, the right decision is to activate the service "Prohibition of receiving SMS and MMS from the MTS website." Surely other operators have something similar, share information in the comments. As far as I remember, you can opt out of advertising even at the stage of concluding an Agreement when connecting, but few people do this for sure.

About "anti-social" roaming

Operators, read the news

Another surge of discussions in the press, this time provoked by a statement by Dmitry Alkhazov, deputy head of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications. Quote:

“The main economic problem with the idea of ​​abolishing national roaming: if operators are prohibited from charging roaming as something separate, then, obviously, the costs of servicing traveling subscribers - these same 7% - will actually be redistributed to the entire tariff line and to the entire subscriber base . It will turn out to be a paradoxical and very unpleasant, from my point of view, situation when 93% of subscribers, or citizens of the Russian Federation who do not travel and do not leave their home region, will be forced to pay extra for those who can afford it. That is, the majority, who actually do not use roaming, will pay extra for those who use it. Therefore, for all the seeming social positivity of this idea, economically it has an anti-social character.

It is strange that almost no one has considered the issue from this point of view. Only the uncompromising “leave everything as it is” or “cancel everywhere”. Perhaps, for a start it would be worth trying to take into account this factor? Or will sorting also by area / kilometer lead to such additional costs that such an undertaking is devoid of practical sense?

"Panic Mode" in Android 7.1

An interesting feature in Android 7.1 Nougat, you can read about the details with all the calculations and analysis on the X Developers resource. In a nutshell - a small but important protection against aggressive programs and Trojans.

If something completely absurd starts to happen on the screen of your smartphone, and the back button does not respond, this is a common story. You caught a “bad” program on your smartphone, which took control and now will not let you close it or delete it. And it won't let you get out either. At the system level, Google has now implemented a "panic" function: four consecutive presses of the "Back" button with an interval of less than 0.3 seconds activates a forced return to the main screen with the ability to remove "vile" software. At the system level. The permissions received by the software and other frills / features are secondary and do not affect the functionality of the function. True, the default enable / disable of the function depends on the model of the device.

Helpful? Undoubtedly. Let for the few "caught", but these "few" are also people. Personally, I was sincerely pleased with the competently-intuitiveness of the solution. The average user, who saw all sorts of outrages on the screen and did not escape from them with the Back button, does what? That's right, he starts frantically hammering on the Back button, hoping for salvation. And here it is, salvation! (smiley). Well done to Google, you will not say anything. Further, of course, “saving the drowning is the work of the drowning themselves!” ©, but getting a smartphone out of a viral coma is already a very good thing and also an achievement.

Operators, read the news

Tele2 has a special tariff for people with hearing problems and a new bonus program for people with loyalty problems to the operator. A new round of Google's fight against Trojans at the system level. And other news with our comments.

Write, we are listening

It should be noted that all operators are sympathetic to the everyday problems of the hard of hearing. Or not listening at all. Most of us rarely meet such people for quite objective reasons: their social circle is to a large extent deliberately limited to “friends in misfortune”. Not because these people are inferior in some way - God forbid! It’s just that they themselves are more comfortable communicating with those who understand them fully, this is natural. Mobile communication is a great blessing for them and means much more than for us. I still remember the times when these guys used only faxes for remote communication, there were simply no other alternatives. SMS-correspondence gave speed and mobility, and then instant messengers raised the possibility of communication, including group communication, to a qualitatively new level.

Of course, the question of a suitable tariff is extremely relevant. For obvious reasons, minutes of voice communication are not needed, but mobile Internet and SMS are desirable in large packages. And at an affordable price, since few people in this social group can boast of significant incomes. All operators have corresponding tariff offers, they just don't advertise these targeted offers. Again, for obvious reasons, connection is possible only through VOG.

The Moscow city organization VOG, in partnership with which Tele2 released a unique tariff, has been operating since 1912 and is a regional branch of the All-Russian Society of the Deaf. The news about the tariff with all the details can be read here, now Tele2 has such a special tariff in the capital region. For 250 rubles. give 10 GB of Internet traffic and 500 SMS messages per month.

In my opinion, the price for the target audience is high, although it does not look prohibitive. And package versatility in this case is not the best solution. Someone communicates mainly through SMS, someone has a mobile Internet - the main window to the world. We could provide two or three options, taking into account different needs and communication profiles. Let's hope that this is the first step and more will follow.

New bonus program in Tele2

Operators, read news

It was called "Bonuses for your interests", you can read the news here. The program is valid from the beginning of July to the end of August 2017. To participate in the program, you need to register on a special site, participants in the previous bonus promotion can simply continue participating in the new version.

Operators, read the news

There you can also select "your interest" from the list and receive offers on Mondays and Fridays in accordance with this "interest". In one of six thematic categories: Cinema, Music, Culture, Sports, Travel, Fashion, Home Comfort and Active City Life.

The news writes that last year's action "aroused wide interest." I don’t know, specific figures for measuring the width of interest were not given. But I look forward to your comments: how attractive does such a program seem?

About Yandex.weather

You know my attitude to Yandex, I don't like the aggressive imposition of all sorts of "super-browsers" and other things. Especially in default software installations, IMHO this is dishonorable. And about Yandex.Direct advertising, sometimes you just want to keep silent aloud. But Yandex.Weather made me happy, and in fairness I consider it necessary to write a useful service.

Operators, read the news

With the current weather in Moscow, it turned out to be relevant. They mapped the rain clouds and draw a forecast of their movements at 10-minute intervals, it turned out very clearly. They guess more often than they miss. Even if they do not guess with the time of the beginning of the rain, then the development of the situation is understandable and it is possible to assess the prospects. And this is useful.

About spam and lawsuits

Three (!) readers sent me a link to a description of another trial won by a principled citizen of Nizhny Novgorod. The man was angry at the spam that accompanied each of his order details, you can read it here. Beeline was fined 300 thousand rubles, and this is already the eighth (out of nine) process he won against Beeline. The MTS company lost to him "dry", eight out of eight court cases with a result in favor of the Nizhny Novgorod. A high degree of integrity, a kind of sport, hobby or self-assertion?

Feelings are ambivalent. On the one hand, numerous fines (in Russia such a principled citizen is clearly not the only one) are naturally laid out for all subscribers, the operator has no other money. On the other hand, it is thanks to judicial squabbles that operators try to behave carefully and avoid strong excesses. Here, after all, simple arithmetic: if the income from, for example, a certain content provider or advertising is less than the cost of courts and fines, then it is more rational to tighten the screws.

According to what I've read on the forum, MegaFon has a "Rejection of USSD advertising" service. If you are annoyed by the interstitial in response to USSD requests. In MTS, the right decision is to activate the service "Prohibition of receiving SMS and MMS from the MTS website." Surely other operators have something similar, share information in the comments. As far as I remember, you can opt out of advertising even at the stage of concluding an Agreement when connecting, but few people do this for sure.

About "anti-social" roaming

You can read, for example, in the material of the news agency RNS. I wrote a few years ago that miracles do not happen and operators will try to compensate for lost profits at the expense of all other subscribers. But no one listened to me, and all the active participants cursed me furiously in the comments. Creating a kind of flash mob. Which is also logical: only those who want to become “active” are very eager! - pay less. Those who live within their region and do not pay in excess of the tariff are not interested in this topic at all, they are silent. This is only one aspect of a multifaceted problem, but an important one.

There is also a "geographical component" here. Areas can be large, medium or small in size, and everyone pays for intranet roaming. It can be assumed that the smaller the area of ​​the “home region”, the more often the residents find themselves outside it. Those. someone is in a losing position. And what about this kind of “anti-sociality”? The size of the country's territory also matters, Russia is not Europe.

It is strange that almost no one has considered the issue from this point of view. Only the uncompromising “leave everything as it is” or “cancel everywhere”. Perhaps, for a start it would be worth trying to take into account this factor? Or will sorting also by area / kilometer lead to such additional costs that such an undertaking is devoid of practical sense?

"Panic Mode" in Android 7.1

An interesting feature in Android 7.1 Nougat, you can read about the details with all the calculations and analysis on the X Developers resource. In a nutshell - a small but important protection against aggressive programs and Trojans.

If something completely absurd starts to happen on the screen of your smartphone, and the back button does not respond, this is a common story. You caught a “bad” program on your smartphone, which took control and now will not let you close it or delete it. And it won't let you get out either. At the system level, Google has now implemented a "panic" function: four consecutive presses of the "Back" button with an interval of less than 0.3 seconds activates a forced return to the main screen with the ability to remove "vile" software. At the system level. The permissions received by the software and other frills / features are secondary and do not affect the functionality of the function. True, the default enable / disable of the function depends on the model of the device.

Helpful? Undoubtedly. Let for the few "caught", but these "few" are also people. Personally, I was sincerely pleased with the competently-intuitiveness of the solution. The average user, who saw all sorts of outrages on the screen and did not escape from them with the Back button, does what? That's right, he starts frantically hammering on the Back button, hoping for salvation. And here it is, salvation! (smiley). Well done to Google, you will not say anything. Further, of course, “saving the drowning is the work of the drowning themselves!” ©, but getting a smartphone out of a viral coma is already a very good thing and also an achievement.

Operators, read the news

Tele2 has a special tariff for people with hearing problems and a new bonus program for people with loyalty problems to the operator. A new round of Google's fight against Trojans at the system level. And other news with our comments.

Write, we are listening

It should be noted that all operators are sympathetic to the everyday problems of the hard of hearing. Or not listening at all. Most of us rarely meet such people for quite objective reasons: their social circle is to a large extent deliberately limited to “friends in misfortune”. Not because these people are inferior in some way - God forbid! It’s just that they themselves are more comfortable communicating with those who understand them fully, this is natural. Mobile communication is a great blessing for them and means much more than for us. I still remember the times when these guys used only faxes for remote communication, there were simply no other alternatives. SMS-correspondence gave speed and mobility, and then instant messengers raised the possibility of communication, including group communication, to a qualitatively new level.

Of course, the question of a suitable tariff is extremely relevant. For obvious reasons, minutes of voice communication are not needed, but mobile Internet and SMS are desirable in large packages. And at an affordable price, since few people in this social group can boast of significant incomes. All operators have corresponding tariff offers, they just don't advertise these targeted offers. Again, for obvious reasons, connection is possible only through VOG.

The Moscow city organization VOG, in partnership with which Tele2 released a unique tariff, has been operating since 1912 and is a regional branch of the All-Russian Society of the Deaf. You can read the news about the tariff with all the details here, now Tele2 has such a special tariff in the capital region. For 250 rubles. give 10 GB of Internet traffic and 500 SMS messages per month.

In my opinion, the price for the target audience is high, although it does not look prohibitive. And package versatility in this case is not the best solution. Someone communicates mainly through SMS, someone has a mobile Internet - the main window to the world. We could provide two or three options, taking into account different needs and communication profiles. Let's hope that this is the first step and more will follow.

New bonus program in Tele2

New bonus program in Tele2

They called it "Bonuses for your interests", you can read the news here. The program is valid from the beginning of July to the end of August 2017. To participate in the program, you need to register on a special site, participants in the previous bonus promotion can simply continue participating in the new version.

There you can also select "your interest" from the list and receive offers on Mondays and Fridays in accordance with this "interest". In one of six thematic categories: Cinema, Music, Culture, Sports, Travel, Fashion, Home Comfort and Active City Life.

The news writes that last year's action "aroused wide interest." I don’t know, specific figures for measuring the width of interest were not given. But I look forward to your comments: how attractive does such a program seem?

About Yandex.weather

You know my attitude to Yandex, I don't like the aggressive imposition of all sorts of "super-browsers" and other things. Especially in default software installations, IMHO this is dishonorable. And about Yandex.Direct advertising, sometimes you just want to keep silent aloud. But Yandex.Weather made me happy, and in fairness I consider it necessary to write a useful service.

With the current weather in Moscow, it turned out to be relevant. They mapped the rain clouds and draw a forecast of their movements at 10-minute intervals, it turned out very clearly. They guess more often than they miss. Even if they do not guess with the time of the beginning of the rain, then the development of the situation is understandable and it is possible to assess the prospects. And this is useful.

About spam and lawsuits

Three (!) readers sent me a link to a description of another trial won by a principled citizen of Nizhny Novgorod. The man was angry at the spam that accompanied each of his order details, you can read it here. Beeline was fined 300 thousand rubles, and this is already the eighth (out of nine) process he won against Beeline. The MTS company lost to him "dry", eight out of eight court cases with a result in favor of the Nizhny Novgorod. A high degree of integrity, a kind of sport, hobby or self-assertion?

Feelings are ambivalent. On the one hand, numerous fines (in Russia such a principled citizen is clearly not the only one) are naturally laid out for all subscribers, the operator has no other money. On the other hand, it is thanks to court squabbles that operators try to behave carefully and avoid strong excesses. Here, after all, simple arithmetic: if the income from, for example, a certain content provider or advertising is less than the cost of courts and fines, then it is more rational to tighten the screws.

According to what I've read on the forum, MegaFon has a "Rejection of USSD advertising" service. If you are annoyed by an ad insert in responses to USSD requests. In MTS, the right decision is to activate the service “Prohibition of receiving SMS and MMS from the MTS website”. Surely other operators have something similar, share information in the comments. As far as I remember, you can opt out of advertising even at the stage of concluding the Agreement when connecting, but this is certainly not done by anyone.

About "anti-social" roaming

Another surge of discussions in the press, this time provoked by a statement by Dmitry Alkhazov, deputy head of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications. Quote:

“The main economic problem with the idea of ​​abolishing national roaming is: if operators are prohibited from charging roaming as something separate, then, obviously, the costs of servicing traveling subscribers - these same 7% - will actually be redistributed to the entire tariff line and to the entire subscriber base . It will turn out to be a paradoxical and very unpleasant, from my point of view, situation when 93% of subscribers, or citizens of the Russian Federation who do not travel and do not leave their home region, will be forced to pay extra for those who can afford it. That is, the majority, who actually do not use roaming, will pay extra for those who use it. Therefore, for all the seeming social positivity of this idea, economically it has an antisocial character.

You can read, for example, in the material of the news agency RNS. I wrote a few years ago that miracles do not happen and operators will try to compensate for lost profits at the expense of all other subscribers. But no one listened to me, and all the active participants cursed me furiously in the comments. Creating a kind of flash mob. Which is also logical: only those who want to become “active” are very eager! - pay less. Those who live within their region and do not pay in excess of the tariff are not interested in this topic at all, they are silent. This is only one aspect of a multifaceted problem, but an important one.

There is also a "geographical component" here. Areas are large, medium and small in size, and everyone pays for intranet roaming. It can be assumed that the smaller the area of ​​the “home region”, the more often the inhabitants find themselves outside it. Those. someone is in a losing position. And what about this kind of “anti-sociality”? The size of the country's territory also matters, Russia is not Europe.

It is strange that almost no one has considered the issue from this point of view. Only the uncompromising “leave everything as it is” or “cancel everywhere”. Perhaps, for a start it would be worth trying to take into account this factor? Or will sorting also by area / kilometer lead to such additional costs that such an undertaking is devoid of practical sense?

"Panic Mode" in Android 7.1

An interesting feature in Android 7.1 Nougat, you can read about the details with all the calculations and analysis on the X Developers resource. In a nutshell - a small but important protection against aggressive programs and Trojans.

If something completely absurd starts to happen on the screen of your smartphone, and the back button does not respond, this is a common story. You caught a “bad” program on your smartphone, which took control and now will not let you close it or delete it. And it won't let you get out either. At the system level, Google has now implemented a "panic" function: four consecutive presses of the "Back" button with an interval of less than 0.3 seconds activates a forced return to the main screen with the ability to remove "vile" software. At the system level. The permissions received by the software and other frills / features are secondary and do not affect the functionality of the function. True, the default enable / disable of the function depends on the model of the device.

Helpful? Undoubtedly. Let for the few "caught", but these "few" are also people. Personally, I was sincerely pleased with the competently-intuitiveness of the solution. The average user, who saw all sorts of outrages on the screen and did not escape from them with the Back button, does what? That's right, he starts frantically hammering on the Back button, hoping for salvation. And here it is, salvation! (smiley). Well done to Google, you will not say anything. Further, of course, “saving the drowning is the work of the drowning themselves!” ©, but getting a smartphone out of a viral coma is already a very good thing and also an achievement.