AnonD-445734, 28 Sep 2015You have to manually flash the update if you're coming from the previewBut I am still really hoping they can have an OTA from preview cse as far as i know there are alot of people who have joined this time
Anonymous, 29 Sep 2015Standardization of features across devices is what will make those features far better.
Scree... moreTotally agree. What I do not agree with is terms like "fandroid" "fans of OEM" etc. Yes I use Samsung and love my phone but that doesn't make me a fandroid or fan of Samsung. I was just talking about what Samsung has to offer. Before Google realised fingerprint scanners are important, Samsung, Motorola implemented it.Infact Apple drew inspiration for scanners from Motorola only. That and only that forward thinking is what I like. And u can use scanners to login into websites too on Samsung phones without entering passwords.And enable Private mode too. ;)
Yes, linking it deep into Android by Google itself would make it more useful.
Anonymous, 29 Sep 2015Sweeter in the form of mostly unnecessary features. Some are good i would admit but there are ... moreAgain a case of person who clearly hasn't used latest Touchwiz before deciding to fire the keyboard and start typing. Samsung has removed all of those useless features like eye ball tracking,air view etc. And what remains like pop up play,floating windows,split screen have been copied into iOS 9 (if that is a standard for good OS for you).
Anonym, 29 Sep 2015It DOES work with unpatched Lollipop devices, but requires a different approach from the one o... moreWhere is your source for that? To my understanding, what is missing in 5.0 is a direct patch to stage fright itself, but due to other things in place even without a direct patch there was no exploit. That of course means there is a possible security risk still there. A risk that has existed since the beginning of android, and hasn't been exploited due to other security measures in place.
AnonD-442781, 29 Sep 2015Yes, not generic and doesn't work on android 5.0+.
Zero known cases of exploitation.
So w... moreIt DOES work with unpatched Lollipop devices, but requires a different approach from the one of the original researchers (I'm not giving you the exploit code for that one, but you can easily find Google's own admission of fixing this in Lollipop -- You should ask yourself why would they fix something, TWICE, if it wasn't broken in the first place.).
I also happen to know for a fact there are PIs using this in the wild.
Do note that exploits are NEVER the end-game. People don't see the exploit itself, they may (or may not) see the malicious intents performed with that exploit. If the intent is to charge you for premium SMSs then you eventually see that bill (not a pop-up saying "it's stagefright!"). If the intent is to spy on you then you blissfully think nothing is amiss.
Uarejoketoall, 29 Sep 2015Dont be joke to humanity by saying samsung touch wiz is better than stock Android. I'm on my galaxy E7 and I don't feel like having stock android at all. I like touch wiz.
Uarejoketoall, 29 Sep 2015Dont be joke to humanity by saying samsung touch wiz is better than stock Android. Sweeter in the form of mostly unnecessary features. Some are good i would admit but there are other's that are bad and useless to majority of people. And a lot of features actually lag and create stutters on the phone after some time, something you will hardly see on the Nexus device, at least for my 3 years ago Nexus 7 with 1GB ram
AnonD-428442, 29 Sep 2015I come to the opinion that Google should just release new Android versions silently, targeting... moreI think smartphone user should be given freedom whether to have their phone get manufacturer updates or get stock android updates straight from Google. It so much better if this choices can be made in the settings.
I come to the opinion that Google should just release new Android versions silently, targeting only developers. Only show to the consumers the products, ie. the new Nexus phones.
I mean seriously, what's the point of announcing to the world of a new Android OS when your last version is still only used by a minority of users? There are barely a few phones on 5.0, let alone 5.1.1. Heck, many companies are still releasing "new" phones using 4.4 in 2015. That's the sad reality. Android version should be just like Chrome, silent updates.
AnonD-422854, 29 Sep 2015Also most of the useful features coming with android 6 already are present on Samsung phones s... moreStandardization of features across devices is what will make those features far better.
Screen recording was present back in Android 2.3, but it's not until KitKat where it actually became awesome.
"Oh Samsung had fingerprint scanner for a while now"...and it was used for what exactly? Now there's native OS support for it, so you can use it in things other than unlocking your screen.
Anything Google adds to Android should be appreciated by everyone, including OEM fanboys for the only reason that this will allow OEMs and app devs to improve on it regardless who came up with it originally.
ANONYMOUS, 28 Sep 2015I hate how the Google based Nexus phones get all the good stuff before us Samsung users.That's the way it's supposed to be with Nexus-phones. They always get the updates first. Then other devices.
Anonymous, 29 Sep 2015compared to the 18month policy from google. after 18 months your device is considered abandone... moreI think most would prefer having a device that worked. Plus all the 'new' features of ios are present in android anyway.
And then there's the fact that you get software support for 24 months, and by then you wouldn't have warranty and can get stock roms anyway.
AnonD-430787, 29 Sep 2015I just realized no one from Apple community said "we have had app permission, finger print s... moreYou do not have the new app permissions, and of course every phone with a fingerprint scanner already had support, this is about adding more functionality. As far as functionality goes, the s5 by samsung already had more functionality than the iphone fingerprint scanner. And here you are talking nonsense after saying you don't come to non-apple pages.
Anonymouses, 29 Sep 2015Only Nexus get the first updates and Motorola too. Motorola is the only brand ensured to 'alwa... morenot always the case, ask moto x 1st gen users, I had a 2nd gen and waited over a month for 5.0
now I have a moto x style I anticipate getting android m in November some time,
Motorola are good at updating, but not flawless which seems to be a myth that websites and forums are pushing
I just realized no one from Apple community said
"we have had app permission, finger print support on iOS since forever"
If it was something apple had done.. every fandroid would have lost their mind.
This is the difference between fandroid and Apple fans.
I am 'excited' App permissions are coming to Android stock now. I am curious how fast developers will update their apps to work with the new permission model.
I find an easy tutorial here http://www.smartphonesupdates.com/how-to-get-the-android-m-developer-preview-3/ to get the Android M developer preview 3 . I need expert's advice should i follow this tutorial or not ?
Ibrahim, 29 Sep 2015But did you see what happened to those iphone 4s and even iphone 5 when they receive iOS9 upda... morecompared to the 18month policy from google. after 18 months your device is considered abandoned by google, so which one is worst slowing down or your 18month old device will never received official updates???