KREM3, 17 Aug 2016I thought people who come here have popular high end phones nah..most ppl come here are normal, non-technical smartphone user, most of them dont even know what is cyanogenmod
KREM3, 17 Aug 2016I asked for useful features I use those features a lot, if you think that charging your contactless public transport card isn't a useful feature, well, I can just be sorry for you...
MJA, 04 Aug 2016I would like to know from this 15.2 percent: how much is nexus phones? how much new phones w... moreThose are all good questions, I personally updated and I'm sure many others have but I suspect the vast majority has to be from new sales with MM pre-installed.
Anonymous, 04 Aug 2016What drawbacks? Supporting Low-level API Doesn't mean you have direct access to Hardware. ... moreYou do understand that if Vulkan doesn't expose the hardware, be it the Mali or the Adreno, it is in essence no different than OpenGL or Direct3D sitting atop a driver, do you? The Vulkan code paths for Maxwell/Pascal are different from GCN, because you need to expose the architecture to minimize latency and maximize performance, which are the goals of Vulkan.
HA559, 03 Aug 2016I like Android more, but this is where ios is better. Manufacturers say that certain hardware ... moreok TWO other post i wish to respond to
"Manufacturers just don't care enough about the cheaper phones. Midrangers get the latest update almost a year after the launch and then comes the next one and they are not getting it. I don't even mean cheap phones. I mean the 250 to 500ÂÂ€ phones. But the pricier phones get the latest updates within a month. "
"This, along with insane fragmentation, will always be Android's problems/weaknesses."
Samsung / LG / Sony all pay a licence fee to Goole to run Androie
Samsung / LG / Sony all are in the busines of selling phones,
They will I presume pay an increasing amount for the more advanced version Nougat cost more than Marshmallow which cost more than lollippo
So providing the very latest API to a two or three year old phone can delay a person upgrading
Apple provides the vey latest version to ALL supported devices however NOT all feature work on the older models
Apple does not incur increased feem as it is both S/W and H/W phone seller
This was the same for Nokia running Symbian pre microsoft and Blackberry with Blackberry
Blackberry with the launch of the Priv is now paying Google to have Android on its phone
having the lastest may mean having some incorporated features that can't be duplicated with a third party app
So with increasing phone sales newer phones get the latest version
All this show is that there is a constant sale of new phones.
So like IOS if there the latest API was available not all phones CPU could handle the API
In addition somthing like the S7 Note / S7 /S7 Edge will IMO easily be capable of running an API when they stop receiving the latest version such is the capacity of the CPU
This, along with insane fragmentation, will always be Android's problems/weaknesses.
Jose Porto, 04 Aug 2016I do wonder if both the Exynos and the Snapdragon versions of the Note7 support Vulkan. Or if ... moreWhat drawbacks?
Supporting Low-level API Doesn't mean you have direct access to Hardware.
It means you have access to function who will be executed natively by hardware instead software, thus improving performance.
I would like to know from this 15.2 percent:
how much is nexus phones?
how much new phones with Marshmallow pre installed?
how much upgraded from Lollipop?
The number increases simply because the likes of Samsung/Sony is just starting to ship new phones with 6.0, so people buying new phones are more likely to be on 6.0.
Doesn't negate the fact that Nougat is right around the corner.
Lollipop will remain the majority as most Chinese phones are still shipping with it.
Actually, Android version doesn't matter anymore. What matters is the monthly security update. No point in having the latest OS version if it is outdated security-wise.
KREM3, 03 Aug 2016Mention 4 useful features found on Android os which are not found in iosMiracast, WiFi Direct, use of NFC by third-party apps (like recharging my public transport card or using my bank NFC payment app) and VR.
I do wonder if both the Exynos and the Snapdragon versions of the Note7 support Vulkan. Or if it's only the SD version. Having "low-level" APIs has its drawbacks.
KREM3, 03 Aug 2016I can advise you go cyanogenmod's way. sorry but not all devices has Cyanogenmod unless the device is popular or the owner are willing to make its own
Buppy, 03 Aug 2016Why everyone is running for an update. Even after 10 yrs IOS feature will be less than kitkat.... moreit may be true about the upgrades, but what i think is most important is the fixes about ram managment or battery improvement, some upgrades come with those and are major for someone like me :D