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is it Normal for some old apps not work on Latest androids ?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by melani78, Jul 18, 2021.

  1. melani78

    melani78 Newbie
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    is it Normal for some old apps not work on Latest androids ?

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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    For some apps, yeh. If they haven't been updated and supported by their respective devs. There maybe compatibility issues with latest Android versions. It's same with any software, like for Linux, MacOS, or Windows.
  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    yep quite normal which is another reason why we have planned obsolescence. phones on average lasts about 3-4 years. this is where things like the battery will start to have issues......as well as apps being among the things that will stop working as dev continue to work on newer os and cease to support older os.
  4. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Yup, as stated by others.

    You can try even older versions ofvan app, sometimes that can help- but you must remember to not update that app.

    Or you can look and see if the Arm matches between the app and the new device. You may just have the wrong arm version of the app for the new device.
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  5. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Or as the dev stops working on the app altogether, in which case the app may work perfectly for years and then you get a new phone or a system update and it breaks.

    It happens quicker with phones than computers, because the operating systems develop faster, but as Mike says it happens with any computer. I recently bought a new home PC and I know what not all of the software that ran on the previous one will run on this one. Of course I do have some programs that will run despite being 15 years old, but I've also got some apps on my phone that work despite being unsupported for a decade while newer ones no longer work. It all depends on precisely how the app is written and what it depends on (as long as the OS features it uses don't change it's fine, but if they do it's finished unless the developer updates it).
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  6. ves098

    ves098 Lurker

    Yeah its a common problem for many apps. Maybe you should try checking compatibility or update the app to the latest version.

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