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Smartphone technical discussion

Started by Duke "Tape" Eiyeron, January 19, 2015, 05:46:20 pm

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DJ Omnimaga

That is a little suspicious too sometimes when a company publishes no news and updates for a long while. If it has been half a year then it could mean that the company went under.

Duke "Tape" Eiyeron

Or just dropped the support for the phone, this could work too. Usually, after one year without updates you could start wondering about your phone's future and start watching XDA devs and their ROM builds.

DJ Omnimaga

Yeah I actually got worried about my Nexus 5 when I saw that Android 5.0.2 was not rolled out for my device.

Snektron

Doesn't Nexus run plain Android though?
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Duke "Tape" Eiyeron

Yeah, in theory it's stock Android but it should have some tweaks, like drivers or GApps.

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Duke "Tape" Eiyeron

I'm temtped to flash for OxygenOS. (Streetwalrus, we already had this discussion) but CM12s is coming soon too for OPO (officialy)

Snektron

Thats what i like about the HTC One S. Even though the model is like 3.5 years old now, it still gets a CM update very quicky (thx random xda devs)
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Yuki

Yeah, if your phone is old enough, no one want to support it anymore aside from some random devs on XDA, and even then...
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DarkestEx

December 05, 2015, 03:01:26 pm #114 Last Edit: December 05, 2015, 03:13:57 pm by DarkestEx
These are my current phones (Full comparison):




























Motorola Moto G2Palm Treo Pro
~170€ from Amazon~30€ from Amazon
End 2014 (bought Spring 2015)End 2008 (bought Winter 2015)
2G - HSPA2G - HSPA
Android 5.0.2 LollipopWindows Mobile 6.1 Professional

Qualcomm MSM8226 Snapdragon 400
Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 (CPU)
Adreno 305 (GPU)

Qualcomm MSM7201
528 MHz ARM 11 (CPU)
Adreno 130 (GPU)


I find the similarities pretty interesting. Especially that the CPUs and GPUs are of the same family.

Streetwalrus

That's just Qualcomm's naming scheme, they don't necessarily share anything. Qualcomm is the biggest ARM SoC vendor on the market.

DarkestEx

Quote from: Streetwalrus on December 05, 2015, 03:18:42 pm
That's just Qualcomm's naming scheme, they don't necessarily share anything. Qualcomm is the biggest ARM SoC vendor on the market.

Yes I know. But its still cool that they are quite similar (ARM and Adrena GPU).

I plan to do quite a bit of Windows Mobile development in the next time. Maybe I can come up with some useful apps for interfacing with the Arduino and other microcontrollers.

Streetwalrus

Well look at it this way : Nvidia still calls their GPUs GeForce, AMD still calls them Radeon, and desktop CPUs are still x86 after decades. :)

DarkestEx

Quote from: Streetwalrus on December 05, 2015, 04:00:32 pm
Well look at it this way : Nvidia still calls their GPUs GeForce, AMD still calls them Radeon, and desktop CPUs are still x86 after decades. :)

Yes I am totally aware of this. I was just referring to the name as I never expected a Qualcomm chipset inside of this phone. Initially the chipset I was expecting it to have was some XScale one.

Streetwalrus

Ah I see. ARM11 (a core implementing the ARMv6 ISA) dates back from around that time though. I believe that's  what the iPhone used back then.

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