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Old June 29th, 2013, 01:39 PM   #278 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by TheAtheistReverend View Post
That is what I am afraid of. Who's going to buy the One on VZ? I imagine many many people either went with the S4 or switched carriers leaving the One on VZ with few devs. Hopefully there will be some generous support reaching out to us poor neglected VZ customers.

I'm still hoping someone chimes in and says otherwise on the cross-compatibility though
The dev community is likely going to be very active, I'd be surprised if not.

The biggest difference is that roms include kernels, and one big job of the kernel is to tie software to hardware.

CDMA hardware is vastly different from GSM. Hip bone connects to the leg bone and pretty soon you need a carrier-specific rom.

The modern tendency is to see teams of teams. Example, Viper - the team is made up of leaders for each carrier / model team. My buddy in the UK ran ViperX last year while I ran Viper4G on my Sprint equivalent model. Different lead devs and individual dev teams but the roms were fundamentally the same.

Similar thing happens with CleanRom, PacMan, CM and others.

If the devs are interested, they go for it. If the community is, they often take up a collection to get the lead dev the phone and then a new team happens.

I could be wrong but I'd be surprised to see the top phone on the biggest US carrier not getting enough dev love to satisfy what you want.
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