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The Great SrH : (12 July 2019 - 12:23 pm) Ahh sorry - we think it was suicide!
DxWo : (08 July 2019 - 01:30 am) Hey SrH, no Phenomenal TJ, the one who committed suicide .. what did he do? :(
The Great SrH : (07 July 2019 - 09:31 pm) Hey guys! Dx, I think you’re thinking Tj Da Dj?
DxWo : (01 July 2019 - 09:48 pm) LMD how did TJ go? :(
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KCC : (18 June 2019 - 02:24 am) Phenomenal TJ? I probably hadn't spoken to him in like 7 or 8 years at this point. What a fucking shame :(
Jeremy : (09 June 2019 - 03:41 pm) Oh wow... that's terrible. He was one of those guys who I didn't interface too much with, but I always knew who he was. Tough to take news like that. Hope you lot are well, really do
LMD : (08 June 2019 - 07:31 am) Yeah, it was suicide. There were 2 posts around the day of talking about it and how he did it. Lots of people talking about his mental health issues and depression. Admittedly, he and I had a falling out years ago so I hadn't really spoken to him, so no idea what he was going through nor could I even begin to guess. :\
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The Great SrH : (02 June 2019 - 08:18 pm) Oh shit that’s sad. I looked him up and had a read through. Looked like he was struggling with mental health so my guess is suicide. Awful need tho!
Jeremy : (02 June 2019 - 03:34 pm) I don't know exactly, but his facebook page is now a "Remembering" page. No other context that I see, but it includes a disclaimer/notice from Facebook at the top of the page about his page being a memorialized account :(
The Great SrH : (31 May 2019 - 08:41 pm) What happened?
Jeremy : (29 May 2019 - 05:22 am) :( :( :( I just looked on Facebook... do we know what happened? :wub: yall
Jeremy : (29 May 2019 - 05:18 am) Wait... no I didn't see :( Dare I ask?
LMD : (09 May 2019 - 05:14 am) So uh, you guys see the news about TJ? Rough stuff. Just wanted to pop in and tell you I :wub: you guys. (Well at least most of you. :shifty:)
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Google Aims to Kill Fragmentation (and Budget Phones?)


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#1 KingOfMyWorld

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 12:40 pm

As Android began its domination of the smartphone market, Google was forced to make a very difficult sacrifice. By offering hundreds of unique phones to consumers from dozens of manufacturers across the globe, Google’s operating system quickly became fragmented. Many new devices are still launching with outdated software, but if the leaked memo picked up by Mobile Bloom is legitimate, Google might be ready to quash fragmentation for all future devices.
 
 
“Starting February 2014, Google will no longer approve GMS distribution on new Android products that ship older platform releases,” the memo states. “Each platform release will have a ‘GMS approval window’ that typically closes nine months after the next Android platform release is publicly available. (In other words, we all have nine months to get new products on the latest platform after its public release.)”
 
If manufacturers are forced to stick to a stricter timetable, fragmentation could quickly become a thing of the past. This memo supports the recent Google Mobile Services approval window leak, so we’ll be sure to keep a lookout for when and if more confirmation of this policy arises.

 

 

Source: BGR

 

This isn't a bad idea in itself, I mean fragmentation is killer, Android 2.3 still dominates large phone segments and Android 4.1 and 4.2 are still gaining ground as Android 4.4 is just coming out of the gate. It's crazy. 

 

Yet, the problem is that budget phones need last years hardware to survive, you can't get 4.4 on a 512mb phone, but 2.3, sure thing. I have a budget phone with 4.1 on it and it struggles like hell on 512mb RAM and a small processor, I moved to Windows Phone just because on the same specs it runs a thousand times faster. 

 

Then Google has a problem, it's name is Amazon and it has an appstore that can be installed on any device 2.3 and above. If the cheap budget phone can't have access to Google Play Services, then it can get service from Amazon's market, sure the apps are less and sometimes not updated, but it allows them to keep pumping phones and thumb their nose at Google while doing it. 


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