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Condor
2y

Okay, what the fuck.. just now I've realized that apparently there's still 4% of Android users that still run fucking 4.2 Jelly Bean or earlier. I'm completely baffled. But it got me thinking.

What's your current version of Android - the one on the device that you're currently browsing (fuck you Google for autocorrecting that to Browning right after I finished manually typing browsing) devRant on, and/or which one you'd like to browse devRant on, such as a tablet? Please specify phone or tablet in case of multiple devices.

The reason why I'm asking is mainly because I'd like to develop an Android client for this thing still, which is mainly reinvoked by the disappearance of the notifs when they're revisited. It's driving me up the fucking walls.

Also.. who on Earth would still be using KitKat - no, Jelly Bean today?! The Stagefright vulnerability is all I remember of it, and that was years ago!!! What in the fuck.. I can't even... Fuck! Why?!

Anyway.. please comment which version of Android you're running and whether it's a phone or a tablet, so that I can determine what version of Android to target when it comes to developers rather than users 🙂

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  • 3
    8.0.0 Huawei fuckery, should root and flash a rom, though, I'm planning to sell my Mate 10 Lite sooner or later
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    Lollipop on a tablet, which I should find a custom rom for or even make one myself. Newer on other tablets. Oreo on phone.

    Just turn that autocorrect off already.
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    Alcatel 3v:8.0
    my last phone had 5.1
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    Nexus tablet - Lollipop 5.1
    Last time I ever bought an Android device.
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    9 on an og Pixel XL

    This exists because a large chunk of Android's popularity is the affordability aspect many devices can create. But these said devices have pretty much 0 motivation to provide actual updates to the OS.

    It's good that Google is addressing this problem with Android One.
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    Phone: android 8
    Chromebook: android 8
    Watch: android 8
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    To answer your question: "I don't care". I'm not trying to be a smart ass, but am trying to point out that my answer is probably the most popular answer for Android users by far. That's how you end up with versions you consider ancient still being used by a significant percentage of users. They don't care, the just buy a phone that works for them, and prefer to not have to buy a new one every year. That's the result of the smart phone becoming a commodity. Like toilet paper.
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    7.0 on my mobile

    And on my Android studio, I can't even target anything lower than Android 4.4 lol
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    Oneplus 6 running Android 9
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    Phone 8
    Tab 6
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    Phone: 8
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    Phone : 8.1 Aosp extended
    Tab : 7.X
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    Sgs7e -- v8?
    I think the older the device one has, the older os it's running. I haven't seen any pending updates for my sgs3 or my previous loaner sgs2. Also idk what's the status with alt roms - are they still autoupdating to newest versions?

    @dfox I know you're not very much into open-sourcing DR or its clients, but you're obviously not keeping up with all the bug reports. Would you reconsider? Or at least get a couple of DR'ers as collabs [one might not be enough]? I could be one of them. @Condor has a point. But reinventing the wheel seems somewhat wrong.
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    Nougat. I imagine the main reason for that is the same reason that some are on an old iOS. Old devices.
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    Phone : Essential PH-1
    Version : 9
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    Ofcourse fucking 9. Got it 2 weeks after google released it. Sony Xperia SP
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    8.0 with my new phone, old one was stuck on lollipop. My burner is still rocking jelly bean though.
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    bq aquaris pro: 8.1
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    Samsung j7 with 8.1 😊
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    @ThatPerlDeb not sure why anyone would buy that phone ?
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    @TheAnimatrix could you explain why its a bad phone? Ive had this one for like 6 months now and i cannot complain at all
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    8.1 still waiting for 9.0
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    @ThatPerlDeb I didn't say it was bad, maybe you could get better for the same price ?
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    @monkeyboy unfortunately, as someone who will have to choose an API to target, I do. But thanks for the smart-ass answer anyway.
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    @Condor that's good, today's phones are rigged to last two or 3 years... A phone should last 10 years or so by the price we're paying for top phones.
    I'm using Android One 8.1, but have a Huawei octacore, 2gb ram with kit Kat and can't stock upgrade more. I love 4.4 for one reason, 150mb is good enough to run it, the rest is free memorry, again 1.7gb on Android 8.
    Only problem is ofcourse, security.
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