Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Jun 2012 16:40 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Exactly six months ago, Eric Schmidt made a remark that in the near future, developers might want to focus on Android first, instead of iOS. While developers haven't moved to Android-first, iOS-later en masse, there's no denying that we're seeing more and more former iOS exclusives move towards Android.
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Some problems with Android and SDK
by twitterfire on Thu 7th Jun 2012 18:26 UTC
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2008-09-11

Sometimes developers can't code for Android because either the OS has some broken part, some bits are missing or SDK has some broken parts.

As an amateur guitarist I would like to use my Android phone or tablet to emulate a guitar amplifier like it's possible using popular iOS app, iRig. Unfortunately, audio related apps can't be ported over to Android due to high latency issues and a lack of low latency audio api. This affects not only music software but to a lesser extent voip, too.

Video latency is also an issue, sometimes the interface is laggy compared to iOS. The shitty Java based SDK doesn't help improving performance. Extending the NDK, to be capable of handling everything the SDK can, would be a great improvement.

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