Linked by David Adams on Tue 28th Oct 2014 06:48 UTC
Android In just a few weeks, Google will be pushing out one of its largest Android releases ever: Android 5.0, Lollipop. The update changes nearly every aspect of the OS - a new design for every app, a new runtime, lots of new features, and a focus on battery life. The company is also launching a pair of new Nexus flagships, the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 aiming for a more premium market, and the first Android TV device, the Nexus Player. Together with the release of Google Inbox and a new Wear update, we're in the middle of a very busy few weeks.
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by fkooman on Tue 28th Oct 2014 13:52 UTC in reply to "RE: AOSP"
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What I meant was: app developers will use more of the proprietary APIs because it is easy and convenient for them. So, even if the developers make the source code of their app freely available it will become more difficult to get them running without Google's proprietary APIs and involves porting to non-Google alternatives of those APIs, which is a shame...

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by oldtimefighter on Tue 28th Oct 2014 17:12 in reply to "RE[2]: AOSP"
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You are making no sense dude... You want Google re-bundle their propriety shit into AOSP and this will make their API's less convenient for app developers???

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by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 28th Oct 2014 19:44 in reply to "RE[3]: AOSP"
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Nah, it makes sense. You're reading his response wrong.

He's saying that the current state of affairs, develoers write to the Google specific apis for maps, calandar, etc.

This makes their application incompatible with pure AOSP, even if all of the code for their app is released as open source under a license like MIT or BSD.

I agree it would be nice if there were basic versions of those api's avalible in ASOP. Even if they did nothing but returned empty results.

function getMap (GPSCords myLoc) {
map = _getEmptyMapResult();
return map;

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