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Discussion in 'Computer Software and Services' started by rh100, 29 Apr 2011.

  1. rh100

    rh100 Regular Geek

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  2. JakeNoolan

    JakeNoolan Well-Known Geek

    I like the idea of over-the-air updates - do all Android phones have this feature?
     
  3. rh100

    rh100 Regular Geek

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    Yes, but it gets a bit murky as to who gets what update.
    As I understand it - google release an update, then the manufacturer has to release that update for each handset and then each carrier has to release it also, so some handsets take ages to get updated and some not at all depending on there age etc, but the google Nexus range take there updates direct from Google, which is why the Nexus is running 2.3 Gingerbread and most other phones are still on 2.1 or 2.2, but most newly released phones are coming out with 2.3 now.
     
  4. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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  5. beanz

    beanz Staff Member Staff Member

    Should this make me glad I'm getting an iPhone? :coffee:
     
  6. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    No.

    http://mobilized.allthingsd.com/201...ke-android-less-vulnerable-to-wi-fi-snooping/

    Google is fixing the problem.

    I had a problem with the 3Gs which was impossible to fix and Apple caused many weeks of head banging against the virtual brick wall. Then there is the alarm clock iPhone app which Apple seems to have failed to fix the bug that comes every change in summer/ winter change of time.

    Apple is a hardware company and makes good hardware but some of their software choices and quality are questionable. If a similar problem arose on the iPhone who knows how long they would take to fix it.

    Google is a software company and although they can make mistakes they fix their software very quickly when a problem arises. Also as android is open I bet there are plenty of 3rd party apps that will protect you in the market already. The type of app Apple will not allow in the app store.

    Neither is better or worse than the other though. If they do what you want. Enjoy.
     
  7. rusky

    rusky Staff Member

    I wonder how the fix will deal with my heavily modded phone??
     
  8. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    Heavily modded fix I guess.

    I think some of the fix is server side and the apps just need updating to use SSL. I don't believe it's an OS level flaw.
     
  9. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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  10. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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  11. Octet

    Octet Active Geek

    Oh dear.... that really is an atrocious name...

    Are KitKat actually sponsoring/involved with it or are we going to see another lawsuit?
     
  12. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    The story goes.... Someone at Google had the bright idea. They phone the first number that came up in google. After some time trying to convince them they were really from google the receptionist put them through to the right department. A short while later they had an agreement. You slap our Droid on all them bars and we will use your name, probably with a healthy dash of adword credits.

    Nestle probably delighted to take advantage of google advertising and massive free advertising. Google loves the attention and get to everywhere that sells them bars.... Which is just about everywhere.

    I don't think it took either side long to realise this was a win win situation.
     
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  13. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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  14. I watch Eurosport Player on my Win XP laptop. The picture quality has been pretty bad recently.

    I can also use the Eurosport Player app on my Galaxy Tab. The picture quality is great, but it suffers from a regular stuttering which annoys me greatly.

    I think that the app gets a higher bandwidth than the website, but the tablet is doing something every few seconds which makes the app freeze briefly.

    It struck me that if I could find a decent (free, easy to install) Android emulator for the laptop, I might be able to run the app on my PC to get a decent picture quality and no stuttering ...

    Does anybody have any experience of running Android emulators on PCs? I don't want to install anything complicated or massive, and I want full-speed, full-quality video.
     
  15. t3dus

    t3dus Regular Geek

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    Why XP? It's time to upgrade mate. Microsoft is stopping support of XP on April 8 of this month which means no more security updates, this also means your at greater risk if you are still running XP.
     
  16. Money. Actually, the lack of money!
     
  17. amusicsite

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  18. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    Well you have always been at risk running XP so nothing has changed :p:
     
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  19. nigel-yz1

    nigel-yz1 Well-Known Geek

    I've tried that when I was dabbling with Eclipse. Looked quite good. Can be configured to emulate various screens, processors and Android versions.
     
  20. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/559896/20140722/android-4-kitkat-update-moto-x-reported.htm

    includes open ssl update which sounds tempting but at a price...

    According to others, there are specific factors which may affect the poor battery life of Moto X even if running Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

    1. Cache data and files on apps may cause constant battery drain.

    2. Poor signal strength can drain the battery by searching for a network constantly.

    3. Frequency of the network carrier affects overall battery life.

    4. Weak Wi-Fi connection may consume more power due to similar concept with signal strength on networks.

    5. Overheating caused by any factor can drain the battery faster.


    To update or not to update that is the question[/url]....
     
    Last edited: 22 Jul 2014