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(Wired)   Why Google should demand every Android device come with an option for the Nexus treatment   ( divider line
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4941 clicks; posted to Geek » on 27 Sep 2012 at 1:15 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-09-27 02:10:42 PM  
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Lord Dimwit: To get to even 90% of the market for Android, you have to write your app for 4.0, 2.3.3, and 2.2. While that's only three versions, it means you have to hit the lowest common version, which is 2.2, which is ancient by tech standards. You also have the problem of wildly different screen sizes and resolutions, different hardware configurations, different processor speeds, different amounts of memory, plus God knows what put on their by the mobile carrier. It's a massive PITA.

Here's the fine print for Major League Baseball's official Android app: 


Check the list of supported devices to see if you're one of the lucky few!

Our app requires Flash.

Flash is no longer supported and cannot be downloaded from Adobe anymore.

We have no idea if our app will work on your device. Let us know if it does!
2012-09-27 01:39:23 PM  
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NutznGum: BullBearMS: NutznGum: CyanogenMod. That is all.

The problem there is that the carrier doesn't have to support a rooted phone. In fact, they can void your warranty too. They do have to support a stock Nexus device.

Then don't install a custom ROM. Isn't choice a wonderful thing?

And what 'support' do you need from your carrier? Repair/replacement service? Just re-flash back to the stock ROM before you bring it in.

So your device just happens to always be farked up in just such a way that flashing still works?

If you want support and the current OS, then a Nexus device is your only choice.
2012-09-27 01:24:32 PM  
1 vote:
CyanogenMod. That is all.
2012-09-27 01:22:06 PM  
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2012-09-27 10:01:03 AM  
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