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Nomad for Android in 2013?


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#1 OFFLINE   dsexton

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:08 PM

Does anyone want to wager whether or not we will get the Nomad Android app in 2013? I can't believe it STILL says "Coming Soon" on the web site. It has said that for over a year now. Is no one at DirecTV embarassed by that? I wrote a letter to DTV last spring. They actually called me to apologize for not being able to release the Nomad app. Come on DTV, release it already!

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:29 PM

Or what about a native iPad app? Or fixing the problem where random recordings that have been prepared vanish from the Nomad for no apparent reason. There has been no significant development on Nomad since it was released as far as I can tell, with "Coming Soon" still listed comically on its web page. I bought my Nomad on the promise of native iPad support and I am still waiting.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:33 PM

Does anyone want to wager whether or not we will get the Nomad Android app in 2013? I can't believe it STILL says "Coming Soon" on the web site. It has said that for over a year now. Is no one at DirecTV embarassed by that? I wrote a letter to DTV last spring. They actually called me to apologize for not being able to release the Nomad app. Come on DTV, release it already!

Oh...it's been a long time coming hasn't it...
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:43 AM

A long time indeed. It does not seem that there has been any attention paid to Nomad. This has been one of my favorite features, but now with two Nexus tablets from Santa, my box is becoming worthless.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:55 PM

A long time indeed. It does not seem that there has been any attention paid to Nomad. This has been one of my favorite features, but now with two Nexus tablets from Santa, my box is becoming worthless.

Yeah - the "Android coming soon" info has been on the DirecTV site now for a year with no client release. Perhaps we'll learn more *soon*.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:28 AM

First off, Android not having an app at all is the biggest joke of all. Way worse than any iOS complaint. Saying that, the iOS treatment is a joke. No native iPad app and still no update for the iPhone 5.

DirecTV needs to either just cancel Nomad all together or spend some money ASAP and get the apps for iOS and Android out there and up-to-date.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:43 AM

First off, Android not having an app at all is the biggest joke of all. Way worse than any iOS complaint. Saying that, the iOS treatment is a joke. No native iPad app and still no update for the iPhone 5.

DirecTV needs to either just cancel Nomad all together or spend some money ASAP and get the apps for iOS and Android out there and up-to-date.

There is likely a lot more going on with nomad than posted in this thread.

No doubt it has not launched as fast or effectively as it should - I suspect almost anyone would agree with that. As a nomad user - I actually think it has the potential to be a key differentiator service over other competitors....but there's work to be done to get it solid.

Perhaps more information would help clarify some things. I have heard that there is some effort to acquire more information...so maybe that will surface in the near term.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:36 AM

I don't expect any new information. I come back to this forum like once a month to see if there is any news on the Nomad. Just look at the stickie thread for it. Talking about Spring 2012 update. It has been almost a year since there was anything new about the Nomad.

I agree the Nomad could be great, but DirecTV obviously doesn't care about it. I'm not even sure why they even released it. It seems like they gave up on it when they released it.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:09 PM

I have no inside knowledge here but keep in mind sometimes when something big comes out that changes media consumption the content creators wet the bed and call the lawyers in to renegotiate. Perhaps a licensing issue came about that has stalled any further public motion while development still goes on behind the scenes. One can hope.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:32 PM

I basically gave up on this and have been trying to find other alternatives (I was looking at Vulkano for a bit, but I don't know). I check here once in a while to see if there is any discussion on this matter, and found this thread.

Disgusted with DirecTV over this whole thing, and even more aggravated that there are no good alternatives that I can find.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:22 AM

I've heard those same sentiments before, Milkman, and although it saddens me to hear them, they're understood. All I can say is hope springs eternal and maybe we'll see some really good news in the coming months.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:47 AM

I've heard those same sentiments before, Milkman, and although it saddens me to hear them, they're understood. All I can say is hope springs eternal and maybe we'll see some really good news in the coming months.


Only problem is you probably posted the bold part 12 months ago too. :)

Unless by comings months you mean the coming 60 months. :D

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:50 AM

Only problem is you probably posted the bold part 12 months ago too. :)

Unless by comings months you mean the coming 60 months. :D

I'm guessing things have dragged on longer than perhaps planned surrounding nomad. At least those signs appear to be out there. After all...the DirecTV site has listed the Android client as "coming soon" for a year now.

Every new year tends to bring new information...so we'll see.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:17 AM

although it saddens me to hear them, they're understood.


It saddens me to say them, especially with the money that I pay on a monthly basis to DirecTV. Here I am TRYING to buy equipment, and there is no development on the platform.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:32 AM

Last summer I reported that I wan't getting Nomad video on my Mac Mini. The issue was escalated and I was told DTV engineering was aware of the issue and a software update would be available soon. I was given specific dates in September, October, and November. After it didn't happen on the fifth date I was given, I was told they had a software date, but it didn't work when field tested. It was back to the drawing board with a possible fix in January, 2013. I have since been using a Vulkano Flow to record programs for viewing on my Mac Mini and for travel.

This issue did have a silver lining, as DTV gave me a fairly good deal on a Genie upgrade, so I probably won't be threatening to go elsewhere for the next two years.

All of this is documented on the Directv Technical Help Forum
http://forums.direct...PostID=11101942

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:26 PM

I basically gave up on this and have been trying to find other alternatives (I was looking at Vulkano for a bit, but I don't know). I check here once in a while to see if there is any discussion on this matter, and found this thread.

Disgusted with DirecTV over this whole thing, and even more aggravated that there are no good alternatives that I can find.


I didn't get the Nomad because of this and some other restrictions. I went with Vulkano and I love it. Glad I got it and didn't wait for the Nomad disaster to finally get released/fixed. Only downside is the reviewed shouldn't be used when recording to Vulkano.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:36 PM

DirecTV doesn't even list the Android platform as "Coming Soon" any longer.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:41 PM

DirecTV doesn't even list the Android platform as "Coming Soon" any longer.


Maybe that is because they are going to Release it any day now so maybe that is a Good Sign!!! :hurah:
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:49 PM

Maybe that is because they are going to Release it any day now so maybe that is a Good Sign!!! :hurah:


You are funny. :)

The listed platforms are there, but no Android.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:44 PM

You are funny. :)

The listed platforms are there, but no Android.


I think you will see it very soon and then you will not have to worry anymore as you can Enjoy as I too have waited quite some time for this Android to come out. :D
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