Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Nov 2013 09:01 UTC
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Dieter Bohn, for The Verge:

So for a long time now, we've found ourselves asking the two questions again and again: what exactly is Google trying to accomplish with the Nexus program and what's the strategy with these Android updates? We sat down with three of the four main leaders of the Android team to ask those questions yet again. "Nexus stands for high specs at a really fair price," says Hiroshi Lockheimer, vice president of engineering for Android. "The other thing is the updates come directly from Google. Those are the attributes of Nexus that I think people have really enjoyed and we're not changing that strategy."

Yet while Google's answers to these two questions have been remarkably consistent over the past couple of years (and remains consistent today), the Nexus 5 and KitKat themselves seem to give us a different answer than their predecessors. The hardware and the software tell a more ambitious story: older Nexus devices were Android phones, but the Nexus 5 is the first true Google phone.

Something is happening in the Android world.

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Comment by Radio
by Radio on Wed 6th Nov 2013 09:27 UTC
Radio
Member since:
2009-06-20

*Sigh* Who noticed that the AOSP e-mail client (not Gmail) and the AOSP Gallery have received huge updates? And not to solve problems, but to actually improve them! Who even expected it?

Oh, silly me, that's not clickbait material. Better stroke the fears and a pseudo-debate...

Call me when one, just one of "those" websites puts forward an editorial saying "sorry, we went a bit ahead of ourselves with our article a year ago, we made many assumptions that turned out to be wrong".

That's rather incredible that I am going back to Endgadget for finding it more factual: The Verge is going down the drain, Ars Technica is going down the drain (oh god that BadBios article *rolleyes*)... Yeah. What has the world come to.

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RE: Comment by Radio
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 6th Nov 2013 09:59 in reply to "Comment by Radio"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Do you have a link to the stuff about the mail client and gallery?

Thanks.

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RE[2]: Comment by Radio
by Radio on Wed 6th Nov 2013 14:30 in reply to "RE: Comment by Radio"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/10/31/apk-download-heres-the-defa...

http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/11/02/kitkat-feature-spotlight-no...

You should bookmark Android Police, they are a nice website, with in-depth analysis (APK teardowns for example).

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RE: Comment by Radio
by WereCatf on Wed 6th Nov 2013 10:15 in reply to "Comment by Radio"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

(oh god that BadBios article *rolleyes*)


What about it? Ars was just reporting on the fact that a well-known researcher is making so-and-so claims and then explained his claims, what else should they have done about it?

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RE[2]: Comment by Radio
by Radio on Wed 6th Nov 2013 14:40 in reply to "RE: Comment by Radio"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

Uncritically reporting the outlandish claims of a security researcher who sat on this incredible and extremely dangerous piece of code for three years.

The audio part, especially, is bullshit, as he could have proven it by using a goddamned microphone. But no, he instead says "I sometime hear it".

http://www.metafilter.com/133398/Meet-badBIOS-the-multi-platform-ma...

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