Android, where is it going?


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  1. sconnelly

    sconnelly Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Is there a URL that lists all the changes and fixes between Android OS versions (aka release notes)?

    I found:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_(operating_system)

    But I don't think this list is comprehensive.

    Additionally, does the Google Android team publish a OS updates road map?

    It almost appears that updates are adhoc... or crazy random, and when they feel like it, and only what they feel like adding or fixing NOT what needs to be fixed or improved.

    For instance, ANIMATED FRIGGING BACKGROUNDS on the Google Nexus? Are you kidding me? They tasked their coders to add this feature, at the expense of fixing real problems? Tell me it isn
     

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  2. Tuxas

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    Answered a few above, I don't live in Canada and don't use a hidden SSID so I can't comment on these.
     
  3. bbrosen

    bbrosen Well-Known Member

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    With so many different hardware devices running different software versions, handset makers get in the act of programming, Google of course and also the carriers add their own piece of crap software to the mix and add to that, having to have the handset maker as well as the carrier to approve of updating the devices-it's a nightmare. Also consider there is no one universal desktop program to sync and organize data for these handsets...

    i just cannot believe it has turned out like this....Apple got it right for sure...I used to own the iphone, now just an ipod touch, my work pays for my cell service so i am with a carrier other than att, hence the android OS phone. It is a mess for sure.

    I am a technical person, I do pbx and IT tech support and this android crap is killing me, just looking at the folders on your device, they are a mess. Weird folders that say they are empty, yet cannot be deleted, odd names that you do not know what they do or are for....

    the market is a mess too, it is really only fully viewable from a phone. When i am home i use my desktop, not my phone...


    Most non geeks will not stick with android devices unless these things change, ie the issues you brought up as well as the haphazard crazy way android is dispersed and used. No standards, at all...guess thats the price you pay for no control, and a free and open OS.

    I see it floundering in 10 different ways for a few years, due to lack of hardware and software standards and Google not being a good leader.
     
  4. sconnelly

    sconnelly Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    The whole excuse about pirating is utter nonsense. Their inaction on this issue and the hundreds (or thousands) of other issues is proof enough that this is just another low-priority fault.

    I am so tired of the Android team excuses and Phandroids who make excuses for them ("be patient", "they are still new at this", etc.)..
    Oh please, just take a look at the few important issues (out of hundreds) that have apparently seen NO action (over a year). Yet, it still totally baffles me that they had time to introduce animated backgrounds on the Nexus!:confused: :confused:

    The standards for smart phones are higher than 3 years ago, yet in many ways, smart phones from 3 years ago are more usable than the Android.
     
  5. sconnelly

    sconnelly Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Could not have said this better myself!
     
  6. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Well-Known Member

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    I have voice dialing on my Samsung Moment, with the Sprint Nuance software.

    I have connected to hidden wifi w/ WPA2 before as well, not sure why that's an issue. Much like the cellphone signal lost and phone doesn't try to re-acquire - not true either.

    I wonder how some of these problems are reported and tracked. Some of them are not accurate or true.
     
  7. Puffy

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    Problems in Canada? Blame the French. I do.:D
     

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