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Comment Re:When will I get it on my Nexus 5? (Score 1) 178

I assume the number of people clicking and waiting are probably pretty few. Normal users probably don't realize a big update is coming until the day the notice pops on their phone. For the rest of the people, you can sideload the update easily. I don't think it is perfect, but it isn't the end of the world. The benefits of a staged roll out shouldn't be over looked either. Look at the issues Apple had with their first update to iOS 8 and having to pull it after so many already installed it. A staged roll out would have prevented that.

Comment An already solved problem (Score 1) 167

I am also and Android developer and this problem is already solved. Android Studio + ADB (included with Android Studio) + Genymotion. You get native speed, lots of sensors to emulate and can even install the gapps packages if you need to test against those libraries (I use them for Chromecast support).

Comment Android seems ok (Score 1) 137

I didn't spend much time on it, but this doesn't seem to be the case on Android. First of all, they never store things outside of /data/data/com.starbucks.mobilecard. So only a root application would be able to read things. Secondly, the main sqlite database they seem to be storing things in is encrypted.

Comment Wait...what? Huh?? (Score 5, Insightful) 145

"Google, which has been trying to lock Android down more, probably doesn't see it that way."

The only phones that Google "produces" are the Nexus line. These have unlockable bootloaders already. Don't get me wrong, I am happy HTC is doing this, but that statement about Google is just silly and wrong.

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