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Nomad for Android in 2013?

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

  1. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Those things have been known to change quickly. It's happened before.

    To answer the original post....yes to 2013....and likely *soon*.
     
  2. jimmy_27320

    jimmy_27320 AllStar

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    Are we there yet? I am waiting to purchase the nomad.
     
  3. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    I got a fortune cookie yesterday that said "Expect good things this month that you have been awaiting for some time".

    So obviously it's coming. :D
     
  4. Milkman

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    So yeah - make sure you NEVER look at fortune cookies again.

    The wait goes on and on and on and on and.............
     
  5. Milkman

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    haha.

    The "coming soon" being removed looks like it is more and more telling. We get never get any official communications about upcoming stuff from DirecTV, and the fact that they removed it tells a story to me.
     
  6. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    All I can say is "something" is happening at the end of next month….
     
  7. jimmy_27320

    jimmy_27320 AllStar

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    Can you give a little more information?
     
  8. Stuart Sweet

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    I think it will be soon... But...
     
  9. Volatility

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    As of right now, DTV is only focusing on the iOS market. And only on non jailbroken devices because their agreement with Apple was to not allow jailbroken devices work with the DirecTV apps to help deter people from jailbreaking their Apple devices. Pretty lame....
     
  10. Beerstalker

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    Actually I would think that the agreement would be between DirecTV and the channel providers that makes them only support non-jailbroken devices, not Apple. The channel providers want to protect their programming, and they feel that jail broken devices might make it easier to get pirated versions of the shows out there.
     
  11. harsh

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    Is there any evidence at all that jailbreaking supports piracy of protected content?

    I suspect it has more to do with Apple holding the keys to the app store and demanding that listed products aren't jailbreak friendly.
     
  12. Beerstalker

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    Is there any evidence, heck if I know, but since when has that kept the MPAA from being crazy about DMA etc and protecting their content.

    That said it wouldn't suprise me if there were apps out there for jailbroken phones that capture the video and audio streaming to them. Just like video capture apps on a computer (which DirecTV looks for and disables Nomad and DirecTV2PC if it finds them). Do you think they do that because Microsoft is super protective of all the apps that run in Windows, or is it more likely that it is the channel providers/studios pushing for it just like they push for copy protection, Macrovision, Java, Cinavia etc. on VHS, DVDs and Blu-Rays.
     
  13. peds48

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    There might be no evidence but once an iPhone is JB'd, anything is up for grabs…
     
  14. harsh

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    Theorizing that it could happen may be fun, but why get the content people wound up if it turns out that it isn't really possible?
     
  15. xandor

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    Same boat here - waiting for Nomad to support Android before buying.

    I'm pretty patient -- I'm still working with 2 HR20's, even though I'd like to be using HR24's (but that's another discussion).
     
  16. ikoniq

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    With the transition from Nomad to GenieGO marketing strategies, I've been told that Android support is in the pipeline. That being said, dates were not specified, and I have a strong feeling that Android support is being built in Valve time.
     
  17. Milkman

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    Yawn yawn. Same ole story.

    I don't mean any offense but this doesn't tell anyone anything. Android has been in the "pipeline" for quite some time and still no official word, and no official progress. People like me are tired of waiting, especially when Android market share is greater than Apple, and has been for quite some time. This is where you will undoubtedly tell me that Apple is easier to code for since Apple has a single platform, etc., etc. While that is certainly true, I have seen no efforts to code for ANY of the Android platforms, even the platform with the greatest share.

    Anyway, I am tired of the silence, I am tired of the delays, and I don't think I am out of line for having these feelings. We have waited long enough, and the stock price over the last year clearly shows that DirecTV is making money, it isn't like they are barely getting by. My bill shows the same (yes, I know that all of that doesn't go to DirecTV, but you get my drift).

    Again I apologize if I sound snippy or rude. That isn't my intent.
     
  18. ikoniq

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    Again, Valve Time. Maybe it'll come around sometime around the release of Half-Life 3. :p
     
  19. Milkman

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    Sigh
     
  20. peds48

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    We can debate this all day long…
     
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