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

Jon Lowe jonlowe at aol.com
Thu Dec 11 15:44:19 AKST 2014

Nexus 5 Lollipop.  I've had no issues with voice on this phone with either KitKat or Lollipop. Currently on 5.0, but expect a minor update to 5.0.1 shortly.

I'd suggest limiting support to Jellybean and above.  Anything other than that is on either old phones, or extreme low end. Google had said that to be certified, manufacturers now have to be either on current gen or one rev back for new devices.

That's the problem with being on cutting edge, rather than follow the leader like iPhone!  ;)On Dec 11, 2014 5:58 PM, Peter Vogel via NSRCA-discussion <nsrca-discussion at lists.nsrca.org> wrote:
> 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)
> Thanks!
> Peter+
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