Next version of Android to be "previewed" at Google I/O tomorrow
posted by Michael H. / Jun 24, 2014, 4:15 PM
Bloomberg Businessweek that he wants "the world to understand what we are doing sooner", and so Google will be showing off the next major Android update tomorrow, but Pichai didn't say anything about releasing the update to anyone.The number one issue was in that Android lived in a fuzzy area of "open source" where the code was open to all after the release, but not during development. We don't yet know if Google will be releasing the source code tomorrow or not, but it will be interesting to see. Android chief Sundar Pichai told
Aside from transparency and open source issues, it seems likely that there will at least be a beta release for developers, much like how Apple has been releasing iOS betas at WWDC well ahead of the full release in the fall. This should help Google mitigate issues that have plagued early adopters and Nexus users which had apps lose compatibility with newer versions of Android. And, it could help to minimize the long delay between the Nexus release and other major manufacturers pushing the update. It would certainly mean more manufacturers will be able to launch handsets for the holidays that run the newest Android version.
We've seen various leaks that point to pretty big UI changes for Android on the way, and there have been rumors of an Android TV announcement, which would all be connected to the next version of Android.
source: Bloomberg Businessweek
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If your a developer with Verizon how do you even get the new version of Android with out going through Verizon and adding all their bull spit bloatware? Just a question.
posted on Jun 24, 2014, 4:22 PM 0
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Not really sure how to avoid the bloat, only Motorola has done it recently. Carrier bloat is the last piece of the process. HTC detailed it all:http://www.phonearena.com/news
posted on Jun 24, 2014, 4:29 PM 1
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They wouldn't be a dev only on a Verizon phone, the base Android on Verizon phones is the same as any other Android Phone, a part from the crap big red add to them. They would probably have a normal Nexus device from the play store, maybe the phone and tablet and be testing their apps on that and release it for newer versions when they come out, doesn't really have anything to do with Verizon.
posted on Jun 24, 2014, 8:30 PM 0
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Just because Google is going to talk or show the new system doesn't mean they need to release it to the public.. Like the author made it sound. Open source software source code is made available when product of such open source software is released into the public
posted on Jun 24, 2014, 4:30 PM 1
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The new version of android must not go through Verizon or other carrier, it must go directly from Google to the android device. Google must do something about this, every time there is new version it takes months until we get it. Especially Verizon.
posted on Jun 24, 2014, 4:34 PM 3
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Will probably be Android 5.0, new interface for better integration with their other products, and 64-bit support. Probably other enhancements and new features too.
posted on Jun 24, 2014, 4:38 PM 6
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64 bit should already be possible (it is Linux). ™
posted on Jun 24, 2014, 5:17 PM 4
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does anyone knows how many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop
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posted on Jun 24, 2014, 8:46 PM 1
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