There are ways of changing the api requirements of an app IÂ’m honestly not even going to repeat it anymore itÂ’s been said so many times yet low and behold somehow 90% of the community is ignorant and too uneducated to figure it out... you could literally take 5 seconds and google search it but instead 90% of you will continue to complain pointlessly about a non-issue that only affects you because you are too much of a mouth breather to s-end the minuscule amount of time it takes to figure it out... you people disgust me you are the type of people who have absolutely no value to society you take what you donÂ’t know pretend that you know it all then regurgitate it all over the place regardless of whether itÂ’s true or not. The fact that you can even stand to survive in this world and not have your population slowly diminish blows my mind.
This is what apple has been doing to the app store, they require developers to constantly update their apps to be compatible to the newest version, app store block download for apps that were not updated for a long time. the problem with android the newest version is not always updated to phones, at 1 year the newest version has an installation rate of about 2%
AnonD-669148, 19 Mar 2018So I will no longer be able to use some of my bought older apps and games, that is not ok! I w... moreContact the developers that made the apps you've purchased and request to increase API level. so you can still enjoy them. AND add support for future versions. problem solved.
plus. I belong to the developers community, and I admit from the other side of the coin. If I am not informed about something important that I was supposed to know. I am not supposed to guess it. be wise, contact the developers and they'll gladly do their best to do what they can.
Gino76, 20 Mar 2018Support just be from Marshmallow. Even that it's at least 3 years old. That's really narrow support range....
Clarification, 19 Mar 2018No, you have paid and used the app. Google takes no responsibility for your app to work on any... morethat's correct. you should contact via EMAIL the developer that MADE the app and request to add support for future versions.
Support just be from Marshmallow. Even that it's at least 3 years old.
Anonymous, 20 Mar 2018HAH! thats rich coming from a company that cant even push out software updates regularly. The ... moreThe time when Android updates are pushed out depends on the OEM (Samsung, LG etc.) and not on Google in most cases, unless their Nexus and Pixel phones are being updated.
AnonD-462421, 19 Mar 2018dropping support for a 5 year old operating system is NOT planned obsolescence. Do you still ... moreYes, it's planned obsolescence. Yes, I still use Windows XP SP3, because still this is the best operating system. It was supported for 13+ years. But who cares about support or updates? They never should be mandatory. They should be just optional. I always disable updates everywhere.
Also, all phones with non-removable battery are garbage, throw away phones with short lifespan.
There is no reason to buy a new device or update the OS if the current one is working perfectly. Unfortunately most people are brainwashed by marketing and capitalism so they support planned obsolescence.
AnonD-669148, 19 Mar 2018So I will no longer be able to use some of my bought older apps and games, that is not ok! I w... moredont upgrade to android P or dont buy a phone with android P out of the box thats all problem solved
Foxtrot2Novmbr, 20 Mar 2018LOL! Unlike android. Even if you are on windows 10. You can still play games that are still on... moreOnly through an emulator, or do you really believe you can throw on the original sims and play with zero driver issues? It's not just windows that enforces this. Just like it's not just Google. There are hundreds of manufacturers and engineers who develop drivers and software that will have a lot of work alleviated once the support has been narrowed.
There's was time when we kept our phones for years and years and still was the same and you cherish it whenever you see it but now things are so different.
AnonD-462421, 19 Mar 2018dropping support for a 5 year old operating system is NOT planned obsolescence. Do you still ... moreLOL! Unlike android. Even if you are on windows 10. You can still play games that are still on the XP or 98 ERA!
HAH! thats rich coming from a company that cant even push out software updates regularly. The S8 only just got Oreo, it probably will never get P. Android is an absolute mess when it comes to updates and this doesnt really help.
4.4.2 kitkat is fastest with less battery drain. Google is getting greedy .
Wants us to buy new phones more often.
Just like laptops , one day cell phones will reach to peak processor power and smile changes will happen and u can keep then same phone for more years just like u can keep laptop pc now.
AnonD-669148, 19 Mar 2018Apps and games that are bought from Google Play are supposed to be usable on any Android phone... moreNo, you have paid and used the app. Google takes no responsibility for your app to work on any other phone and gives no promise that it will work tomorrow.
AnonD-730256, 19 Mar 2018Oviously if a phone still is using those old os's there no way they're upgrading to "P" in th ... moreApps and games that are bought from Google Play are supposed to be usable on any Android phone, so buying a newer phone will not solve the problem because those older apps and games will not be usable on newer versions of Android on the new phone!