Android Abandoned?

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Android Abandoned?

Postby Yavanius » Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:23 am

Just curious if Android development been effectively abandoned? Sony shut down before I got to trying it out, was always curious about it.
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Re: Android Abandoned?

Postby JimboPalmer » Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:29 am

Yes Sony put on open source, which has not flourished.

Sony wrote it for a very homogeneous ARM architecture, just as big.LITTLE took of on almost all phones.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARM_big.LITTLE

This limited what phones and tablets it would run on.

There have not been any work for some time.

It never integrated with any other F@h infrastructure: Points, Teams, etc.
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Re: Android Abandoned?

Postby Yavanius » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:07 pm

JimboPalmer wrote:Yes Sony put on open source, which has not flourished.


Shouldn't this be moved to the Deprecated section? It's a little misleading this sitting in the active area for the past year some and no definitive plans for its future...
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Re: Android Abandoned?

Postby JimboPalmer » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:24 am

In theory, I agree. I doubt that the usual helpers can do that, no matter what color their name is. The Director would have to issue and edict to whatever webmasters design the site.

In practice, the Director is legally blind and if someone is maintaining this web page, I missed it.

If a researcher inadvertently issued work for the android client, (and I can't think why they would) it would work on all the phones where it has not been removed. but new phones are less and less likely to support it.
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Re: Android Abandoned?

Postby Celso Azevedo » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:36 am

Not F@H, but there's a different app called DreamLab that does more or less the same:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... reamlabapp

There are 3 active projects at the moment: https://imgur.com/a/5FtXj0k
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