[NSRCA-discussion] What droid devices are people using?

Peter Vogel vogel.peter at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 14:58:23 AKST 2014

A few days ago y'all saw my post about the iOS virtual caller app that's
available on the apple app store and many of you have e-mailed me or
contacted me on Facebook asking for an Android version.  I'm in the process
of building that as we speak but because of the hopelessly fragmented
nature of Android devices I'm a little challenged by what capabilities I
can/cannot count on to enable the tilt control (Android voice recognition
for apps is so buggy as to be almost useless for our purposes here, the
only time it comes close to working is in conjunction with a user
initiating voice recognition by tapping or touching something)...

So...  Android users, two questions:

What devices are you using (i.e. Samsung Galaxy ..., Nexus, etc.) (This
will help me to determine what level of device position/rotation data I can
count on and whether Bluetooth LE is supported).

With what version of Android (This will determine what level of UI controls
I can rely on and how recent a version of the Android SDK I can get away
with using).

Earlier than Jelly Bean (i.e. Ice Cream Sandwich, etc.)
JellyBean 4.1
JellyBean 4.2
JellyBean 4.3
KitKat 4.4.x
Lollipop (5.0/5.0.1)

(Yes, it's true, Google can't even be consistent about their version naming
scheme, most increase the snack name when the minor version changes, but
Jelly Bean was used for THREE significant changes to the platform)


Director, Fixed Wing Flight Training
Santa Clara County Model Aircraft Skypark
Associate Vice President, Academy of Model Aeronautics District X
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