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[#] Sat Jul 26 2014 18:49:57 EDT from fleeb

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Hmm... my Nexus 7 Wifi tablet just sorta became a brick for reasons inexplicable to me.

I'm going to try a factory reset-ish thing and see if it will recover, but... I'm thinking this 4.4.4 upgrade is stinky-bad. I never had this problem before.

[#] Sun Aug 03 2014 03:54:36 EDT from zooer

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What is it about Nexus devices that is different than regular android devices? I see there are two versions of
some apps the standard app and then a "...for Nexus" app.

[#] Mon Aug 04 2014 09:05:02 EDT from fleeb

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I dunno. Maybe optimizations to make workin with a Nexus device a tad better?

[#] Mon Aug 11 2014 20:34:31 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I haven't seen that, and I have a Nexus phone. That's interesting.

[#] Tue Aug 12 2014 07:27:23 EDT from zooer

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Three randomly selected apps...

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.segv11.bootunlocker
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.willhauck.kitkatnotify
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tablet.walgreens

[#] Tue Aug 19 2014 13:38:55 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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http://gigaom.com/2014/08/17/its-2014-and-android-fragmentation-is-no-longer-a-problem

People who are admittedly iOS fans, are now admitting that the whole "fragmentation" thing is a myth nowadays.

Apparently, Google has solved the problem by moving a lot of functionality out of the Android core OS and into a library called "Google Play Services" which they're keeping updated even on older versions of Android.

[#] Tue Aug 19 2014 16:09:31 EDT from zooer

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What would happen if I "clicked" Android System's 'Force stop' in the application manager of my cell phone?

[#] Wed Aug 20 2014 07:09:07 EDT from the_mgt

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Tue Aug 19 2014 13:38:55 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

http://gigaom.com/2014/08/17/its-2014-and-android-fragmentation-is-no-longer-a-problem

People who are admittedly iOS fans, are now admitting that the whole "fragmentation" thing is a myth nowadays.

Apparently, Google has solved the problem by moving a lot of functionality out of the Android core OS and into a library called "Google Play Services" which they're keeping updated even on older versions of Android.

This also solves the problem of Android clones made by Amazon/Samsung and nukes all the free Mods like Cyanogen. You now have to install Google's tools, hand over your soul and data, in order to use certain apps, because these apps rely on Google Play Services. So either you maintain lots of lines of codes to make your app compatible with Kindle and play-serviceless decices, or you simply stick with plain Google Android. Of course, there is the option to not use these apps, but why use Android then?

As I said half a year ago, they are on their way to nuke the free/"Open Source" Android, kill off the whole Android brand and move all the stuff over to "Goolge Play" or "Chrome" brands.



[#] Wed Aug 20 2014 14:20:25 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I for one am in favor of having code that permanently bricks the phone if the default search engine is set to Bing.

[#] Wed Aug 20 2014 19:24:47 EDT from zooer

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The more you write the more I think you are a statist.

[#] Wed Aug 20 2014 22:19:12 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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People must be forced to be free.

[#] Thu Aug 21 2014 04:10:30 EDT from zooer

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By free you mean punishing someone for switching their default search engine?

Not a lot of people would survive ignat's utopia.

[#] Thu Aug 21 2014 14:41:22 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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By "free" I mean "free of microsoft encumbrances"

[#] Thu Aug 21 2014 16:20:51 EDT from the_mgt

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Yes, embrace your new Google masters.

Are you already hooked up to Google fit?



[#] Thu Aug 21 2014 22:42:07 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Naah, I'm not really into Pokemon.

[#] Sat Aug 23 2014 00:53:09 EDT from ax25

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Google can be used anon.  You just have to know how to use... oops, meant abuse, the API's



[#] Wed Sep 10 2014 14:06:39 EDT from fleeb

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Apparently, one of my gmail accounts had its password picked up by some Russian hackers.

Unfortunately for them, the password they have is wrong, and the account in question uses that two-phase security thing Google likes to encourage.

So that's nice.

[#] Thu Sep 11 2014 10:31:09 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Am I reading the news correctly, that this breach is three years old? I've changed my Gooooooogle password since then.

[#] Thu Sep 11 2014 12:35:25 EDT from fleeb

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That could very well be. I don't know if perhaps those passwords were released recently or something. I should ask them.

[#] Thu Sep 11 2014 18:27:25 EDT from dothebart

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Thu Sep 11 2014 10:31:09 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar
Am I reading the news correctly, that this breach is three years old? I've changed my Gooooooogle password since then.

added another 'o'? ;-P



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