The only thing that’s saved the industry so far is the general conservatism of the pro and prosumer market (retro and form factor and tactile).
Lenses are a big factor.
One, they are an investment. Two, there is some attachment to them, emotional or strict business sense.
If you get a new phone, you completely replace the old one. Sell, donate, recycle but you can move your files and leave anything physical behind.
But as an ILC photographer, you tend to hold onto your lenses for the reasons above. So if you get a new camera you need it to support the lenses you have come to trust upon.
So that kind of forces people like myself to look at camera makers that build cameras for µ43. I want to keep using my favorite lenses.
If the digital revolution is another phone with revolutionary processing and fantastic periscope telescope optics I couldn't care less.
I cannot attach my lenses to it and it's not even a camera for me if it doesn't have physical buttons.
Buttons are not just for some old-timey retro sense. They conform to the way our fingers work. I've returned cameras solely on the way the buttons were placed, if the ergonomics did not work for my hands.
Make sure Bluetooth is turned off, with both Apple and Android. Even if you get a connection (unlikely) transfer speed slows to a crawl!
I've been forced to use an OTG cable and card reader for my E-PM2 (no wireless in 2012), and it is blindingly fast compared to even well behaved WiFi.
Thank you for this suggestion. It did not work, in my case, but I did find the culprit. Since Android 11, writing the images to the SD card has become painfully slow, and is met with 2-3 second delay before and after transferring a photo. Writing straight to the phone's storage is as fast as it used to be (and has been since 2013).
Just another reason to ditch expandable storage for Android in the future. Fewer companies are supporting it and my next phone will have 256GB of non-expandable storage, for better or worse.
And I have fond memories of the Pen Mini 2, a capable and truly small and lightweight Olympus camera in dire need of a successor. The number of times I have cursed the lack of WiFi on it!