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2012-11-16 07:56:59 PM  

Joe Peanut: Android children wear grey. They work much harder than we do, because they're so frightfully clever. I'm awfully glad I'm a Apple, because I don't work so hard. And then we are much better than the Windows and Blackberries. Windows are stupid. They all wear green, and Blackberry children wear khaki. Oh no, I don't want to play with Blackberry children. And Palms are still worse. They're too stupid to be able to read or write. Besides they wear black, which is such a beastly color. I'm so glad I'm a Apple.


Loving the fact that I'm getting the hang of recognising these references
 
2012-11-16 08:04:11 PM  

LasersHurt: AustinFakir: y

"60 bucks? Well, fark, I'll just spend a grand instead..."


Not sure what you're responding to, but Apple thinks it's fine if I want to run iTunes on an ancient Windows box. Who doesn't have one of those sitting around gathering dust?
 
2012-11-16 08:04:35 PM  

hypocaffeinemia: LasersHurt: Whatever you do, don't get 4.2.

I upgraded my gnex to 4.2 last night and I'm getting a kick...

No seriously, what is supposed to be so bad about 4.2? Aside from some of the customization options I'm used to with deeper ROMs I usually use (like codename android most recently), this is the smoothest and fastest stock ROM I've ever used. It's featureset is nearly enough to make me not go for a custom ROM. Nearly.


For one, Google changed their encryption methods without giving developers adequate chance to update, breaking a huge number of apps. That's the one nearest and dearest to me since I support an app.

I read something about also breaking messaging services for some people, few other things. I haven't had too much time to screw with it myself. Obviously, your mileage may vary.
 
2012-11-16 08:13:42 PM  

Marine1: Honest question: why not update the phones or just release them all with the same version of the OS at a given time?


Honest answer: because Google constantly changes the requirements to make you add stuff that the original SoC vendor didn't have for the new OS. You do what Google says, or you don't get to use Play.

So making an Android OS update on an old device is a PITA. It's the equivalent of porting the whole linux kernel from say, Ubuntu to say, Debian, except that instead of Linus providing you with one whole X86 kernel, nvidia gives you one third of a kernel for your Tegra phones, Qualcomm gives you some different incomplete parts for your Snapdragon ones, TI gives you different incomplete gorp for your Hercules, and so forth.
 
2012-11-16 11:19:32 PM  

LasersHurt: hypocaffeinemia: LasersHurt: Whatever you do, don't get 4.2.

I upgraded my gnex to 4.2 last night and I'm getting a kick...

No seriously, what is supposed to be so bad about 4.2? Aside from some of the customization options I'm used to with deeper ROMs I usually use (like codename android most recently), this is the smoothest and fastest stock ROM I've ever used. It's featureset is nearly enough to make me not go for a custom ROM. Nearly.

For one, Google changed their encryption methods without giving developers adequate chance to update, breaking a huge number of apps. That's the one nearest and dearest to me since I support an app.

I read something about also breaking messaging services for some people, few other things. I haven't had too much time to screw with it myself. Obviously, your mileage may vary.


Well, with the typical Android update schedule, a good 98% of Android users won't see 4.2 until well into 2013, which seems like plenty of time to update the apps. Hell, even the Verizon Galaxy Nexus probably won't see 4.2 until next year, and that is probably the most common Nexus since it got the widest distribution. Aside from a handful of geeks and devs who have the HSPA+ version, I just don't see who will be inconvenienced by that issue before it get fixed.
 
2012-11-17 03:10:16 AM  
YBS
 
2012-11-17 06:41:21 AM  
An android joke as tired as the coffee cup holder included with their pc one.
 
2012-11-17 09:20:21 AM  

Mad_Radhu: I just don't see who will be inconvenienced by that issue before it get fixed.


I could give you the names of a few of our customers :P

But really, you're right, Android OS adoption rates are shiat, and for every user we have who upgraded there are thousands who have not.
 
2012-11-17 12:09:43 PM  
Android owes all of its success to rabid hatred.
 
2012-11-17 12:38:55 PM  

s2s2s2: Android owes all of its success to rabid hatred.


And neckbeards. Don't forget the neckbeards.
 
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2012-11-18 01:50:11 AM  

LasersHurt: hypocaffeinemia: LasersHurt: Whatever you do, don't get 4.2.

I upgraded my gnex to 4.2 last night and I'm getting a kick...

No seriously, what is supposed to be so bad about 4.2? Aside from some of the customization options I'm used to with deeper ROMs I usually use (like codename android most recently), this is the smoothest and fastest stock ROM I've ever used. It's featureset is nearly enough to make me not go for a custom ROM. Nearly.

For one, Google changed their encryption methods without giving developers adequate chance to update, breaking a huge number of apps. That's the one nearest and dearest to me since I support an app.

I read something about also breaking messaging services for some people, few other things. I haven't had too much time to screw with it myself. Obviously, your mileage may vary.


You've said this several times and I have no idea what you mean by 'encryption methods'. Link?
 
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