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Comment: Re:a bit of latency (Score 1) 535

by culmor30 (#42540403) Attached to: C Beats Java As Number One Language According To TIOBE Index
I didn't mean to imply that it was technically impossible. I should have specified: they would also alienate a lot of current developers. I can see many hobbyists in the midst of their independent programming projects hearing the news that the official language was changed... "I have to learn a totally new framework now and convert all my existing code? Screw this platform, I'm going to iOS/Winmo/BB!"

Comment: Re:a bit of latency (Score 1) 535

by culmor30 (#42508447) Attached to: C Beats Java As Number One Language According To TIOBE Index
They can't just "change the default language" of Android as easily as you suggest. The Dalvik VM is heavily integrated into the operating system. Perhaps they could write a compiler that compiles some other language to Dalvik bytecode, but library incompatibilities would make that a huge mess.
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+ - CyanogenMod Drops ROM Manager, Will Offer OTA Update Solution->

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sfcrazy (1542989) writes "There’s some great news for CyanogenMod fans. The CM team has decided to drop ROM manager which was the de facto standard of getting CyanogenMod updates. Now you must be wondering how CyanogenMod will be updated then. Fear not, the CM team is going to build its own updating method."
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+ - The year of Gingerbread continues: ICS penetration crosses 10%->

Submitted by zacharye
zacharye (2330148) writes "Google debuted its brand new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system last week during the annual Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco. The latest Android build touts a number of exciting new features but if history has taught us anything, most users won’t be able to begin enjoying those features until some time in late 2013 or early 2014..."
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