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Suggest new board to be included in Technology - " Android Software"

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Suggest new board to be included in Technology - " Android Software"

We have specific boards for Windows Software..... Linux and Mac Software..... but nothing for Android Software... to discuss apps and other stuff associated with the Tablets/phones that use Android OS.
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Mal08
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Re: Suggest new board to be included in Technology - " Android Software"

Good idea - seconded
TORPC
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Re: Suggest new board to be included in Technology - " Android Software"

3rd(ed)
No excuses about Android being on a linux kernel, either Tongue
Superuser
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Re: Suggest new board to be included in Technology - " Android Software"

Great idea Shutter.   Many of the smaller businesses faced with migrating from XP to ?   Win7 or Win 8 or 8.1 are confused and are now looking at Android Apps to run the business via the cloud.  E.g. My local builder / maintenance man / decorator does his quotes,  invoicing, email etc all via his Android phone - such that suitably tech savvy clients can get their quotation or Invoice locally printed.  Very impressive and he reckons helps improve his cash flow!
Open debate on good Apps bad Apps would be helpful - but keep the Gaming bits to the existing board.
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Re: Suggest new board to be included in Technology - " Android Software"

Thinking a bit
Would a board specifically for Smart Phones be a better idea as that could cover all the various types
Superuser
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Re: Suggest new board to be included in Technology - " Android Software"

Smart Phones is bit restrictive.  How about Smart Devices or Smart Network devices?  This should be generic enough to cover phones; tablets; e-readers; Home control systems (cameras,lighting, heating) and things yet to hit the market.
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Re: Suggest new board to be included in Technology - " Android Software"

That would inevitably include smart TVs?
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Re: Suggest new board to be included in Technology - " Android Software"

Quite probably Strat.  At least in their current state.   Longer term the Smart TV looks like becoming the common household central device, acting  as PC; Home Cinema; Tablet; Skype ----------> and then where will we put Smart TV's?  I think that we've got about 12 Months to prepare for that  Cool  
The Android based devices are a tad more interesting because of their Open interfacing and Development route so more to discuss.
Apple is interesting because with its restrictive development / deployment model, it tend to produce a more stable product - but at a price.
Potentially a new board as suggested will move some of the traffic out of Chit Chat to a more appropriate location?
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[Moderator's note by Dick (Strat):  Full quote of preceding post removed, as per Forum Rule...tut tut!]  
TORPC
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Re: Suggest new board to be included in Technology - " Android Software"

How about Portable Andriod I.A.D's
Shucks
Thinking bout it (may be a bit on the skimpy side)
Over to you Wink
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Re: Suggest new board to be included in Technology - " Android Software"

How about setting up ( say ) four new boards ..... Android Devices...... Apple Devices... Smart TV..... Smart phones..... ( or whatever ).... then after (say) six months... review them to see how each had developed, and combine the " smaller " developed devices into a single  board , with all the names as it`s title... so people will know where to post their query....
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Re: Suggest new board to be included in Technology - " Android Software"

Sorry Shutter but that is a definite NO
The list of boards is too long already and I can't hide them because of the need to moderate
Also sub forums are out as the staff don't want them
TORPC
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Re: Suggest new board to be included in Technology - " Android Software"

In respect of Sub-Forums
Could we have a vote on that ?Huh
Subject to demand of course Smiley
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Re: Suggest new board to be included in Technology - " Android Software"

No you can't as it would make no difference to the decision
TORPC
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Re: Suggest new board to be included in Technology - " Android Software"

dont want
May not equal
What the customer requires, in their best interests
So lets put it to a vote Wink
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Re: Suggest new board to be included in Technology - " Android Software"

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No you can't as it would make no difference to the decision

Having been down this route several times in the past.  I'll agree with the Mods on this topic.
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