This is shame how can google can't realise that not all of the manufacturer updates their phones. I hope this won't happen. I hope that google can make a way.
Anonymous, 19 Mar 2018i think you haven't read articles properly....let me explain you... say you are using a phone... moreThe problem comes from that if the new apps won't work with the older versions of Android. In other words, if Google breaks backward compatibility.
the phone companies must stop to change android versions for juts tell you after short time you must change your phone for two reasons! 1; battery non removable 2; software android version not working moore!! this is terrible action and must stop to do that!!!
I knew that this will happen sometime in the future. Now this time has come. Digital planned obsolescence to force people to buy new phones.
AnonD-428442, 19 Mar 2018What are you smoking? Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 is still on KitKat. If you meant custom ROM, of c... moreYou do realise that stock android is for people who had their mid life in early 2000s? That or technology newbies and noobs.
i'm pretty sure that with the ample processing powers we have in nowadays phones there will come an emulation solution aswell
Fearghast, 19 Mar 2018No, it isn't - there are tons of tests, that proves never Android versions are faster and can ... moreWhat are you smoking? Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 is still on KitKat.
If you meant custom ROM, of course they are generally faster than regular firmwares as they tend to be bloat free.
Anonymous, 19 Mar 20184.4.2 kitkat is fastest with less battery drain. Google is getting greedy .
Wants us to buy n... moreNo, it isn't - there are tons of tests, that proves never Android versions are faster and can manage battery better.
Even on my old Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 ed. 2014 upgrading OS to 7.1.x was a huge boost in speed and battery life.
Max, 19 Mar 2018Dear Google, you seem to think you can force me to throw away a perfectly functional phone (pl... morei think you haven't read articles properly....let me explain you...
say you are using a phone with android P and you have have downloaded some abc.apk app which has API level 17 (jelly bean) then you will get pop up warning as this app doesnt support on android P.
if you are using jellybean os with abc.apk app then it wont be problem for you.. i hope you will understand now
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.
Dear Google, you seem to think you can force me to throw away a perfectly functional phone (please note, the common baseline Jelly Bean version is 4.1.2, NOT 4.2...) by forcing developers to stop supporting my phone for the sole reason of making me buy a new one. FYI you're wrong, you can't.