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Nomad for Android in 2013?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by dsexton, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Milkman

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    I certainly don't want to do that.

    Let's just say they are the same for the sake of argument. Let's just say that Android is 5 points lower than Apple. It still doesn't dismiss my argument. There is a lot of people that use Android - bottom line, the amount of time that has passed is inexcusable.
     
  2. peds48

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    Now we are on the same page :righton:
     
  3. Milkman

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    It really doesn't matter. For fanbois on both sides to argue who has greater market share dilutes the intent of the original argument, and I wish it was never brought up.

    When fighting about market share, people from both sides make the second place holder look like they are the Symbian OS or something. Whatever report you want to look it they basically say the same thing, and it is that they are close, and now I am very sorry that I added it as part of my argument.
     
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    Market Penetration, Android fragmentation and ease of programming all come into factors when deciding who to program for. A big plus is that iOS users spend more money that Android
     
  5. Diana C

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    There are some significant differences between writing apps for iOS and for Android. In some cases, Android is easier because there are more 3rd party tools. But for an app that is going to have to scale and display streaming video, and provide DRM that satisfies the content owners, Android presents a number of challenges. The broad array of different displays, different processor architectures, and the rapid evolution of the OS itself all make such an application challenging on Android. There are many Android apps, for example, that don't work correctly on Ice Cream Sandwich. Personally, I believe we would have seen an Android Nomad client by now were it not for ICS and the many changes implemented in that release.

    All that being said, count me in as someone that would love to see a Nomad client for my Droid DNA (which has a 1280x1920 display and runs ICS). :)
     
  6. Milkman

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    Yes. Let's talk about this:
    • Market Penetration - Right there with Apple.
    • Fragmentation - Obviously this is the biggest problem - Android has much more fragmentation
    • Ease of programming - I would say - very similar to iPhone.
    • Money spending - Mac users spend more money than PC users. Historically iOS users buy more apps than Android users. Why? Is it because there are more free Android Apps? Is it a user base thing (most people I know that have iPhones are kids and they buy lots of games) iIs it because people that have iOS devices truly just spend more money (adults)? I don't know, but I think this is a hard argument to stand on.
    BOTTOM LINE????

    Your points are good ones and would probably explain why an iPhone app was made first... BUT PLEASE REMEMBER - THE IPHONE APP HAS BEEN OUT FOR QUITE SOME TIME!!!! I am not arguing that Android should have been made first, I am arguing that it should NOT have taken this long to get similar functionality to the Android platform. Again, we aren't talking about Symbian OS.
     
  7. peds48

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    Didn't I say we can debate this all day long….. !rolling

    They "money argument" was that (maybe?) since iOS users tend to spend more money, perhaps DirecTV thinks that having an iOS app might lead to more revenue from "pay movies" :computer:
     
  8. Milkman

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    Maybe, but I again refresh my point:

     
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    Agreed that an Android app for Nomad has been needed for quite some time.
     
  10. Milkman

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    So Peds...

    While it isn't quite the end of the month yet, we are about a week out. When you said "something" is happening, did you mean that the market would be closing above 15k for the first time??? :/

    Is your ETA for "something" still correct, or does it need to be revised??
     
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    According to my calendar we are about 3 weeks from the end of May. Not sure what calendar you have that has it only one week away, if my calendar is wrong then I'm in a lot of trouble since my little girl is due May 20th, and I thought I still had almost 2 weeks till then :lol:
     
  12. Milkman

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    lol yeah I screwed that up... Oh well... Been a long week already :(

    I am not confident anyway. At this point the whole thing is just a source of sour amusement.
     
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    It should be right on track. but is not under my control if "something" does not happen…vague enough?…. !rolling
     
  14. Milkman

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    Oh, I was sure you were just the messenger. No biggie. :)
     
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    My guess: DirecTV will officially announce the re-branding of the nomad to GenieGo. Very shortly thereafter (or even at the same time) they will announce an Android compatible app. Then, this summer the DirecTV app for iPad will be updated and will integrate the GenieGo app into it.

    Only God and a few people at DirecTV knows when they will release a similar DirecTV app for Android tablets with similar integration.
     
  16. Milkman

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    At this point, I don't really think that even god knows.
     
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    Hmm, you are on the right path…..
     
  18. Milkman

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    Tick tock tick tock tick tock tick tock tick tock

    :/
     
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    is coming very soon, more like around the corner.... :righton:
     
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    So...September? :grin:
     

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