Is Android Dead?

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revvy
KVRist
464 posts since 15 Feb, 2020

Post Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:10 am

Love my Android phone but I also love my iPad and iOS for music has pretty much nailed the non-computer market. Wickedly portable and usable once you got a bit of interface action going.

Amy Pang
KVRer
10 posts since 12 Mar, 2020

Re: Is Android Dead?

Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:28 am

No, this is the era Android is going to live...In 2019, Samsung 's market share was 31.38% and Apple has 22.4%.
strict behavior of iOS has mad users disappointed and in 2020, definitely Android will get more market share than in 2019

fairlyclose
KVRist
344 posts since 4 Jul, 2019

Re: Is Android Dead?

Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:34 am

Amy Pang wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:28 am
No, this is the era Android is going to live...In 2019, Samsung 's market share was 31.38% and Apple has 22.4%.
strict behavior of iOS has mad users disappointed and in 2020, definitely Android will get more market share than in 2019
worldwide Android has much more market share that Apple, but that doesn't really matter if none of that translates into good music apps

agharta
KVRian
519 posts since 10 Jan, 2018

Re: Is Android Dead?

Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:33 am

Android isn’t dead, it just smells funny.

BiancaNeve
KVRian
629 posts since 19 Sep, 2012

Re: Is Android Dead?

Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:23 am

Well Android just lost however many million Huwai users......
Instant human just add coffee

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Forgotten
KVRAF
9806 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Is Android Dead?

Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:28 am

Well no matter how many it might have lost, it still isn’t really a viable music platform.

chk071
KVRAF
23145 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Is Android Dead?

Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:04 am

BiancaNeve wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:23 am
Well Android just lost however many million Huwai users......
For the market share, that doesn't really matter much.
Forgotten wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:28 am
Well no matter how many it might have lost, it still isn’t really a viable music platform.
Yep.

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TheMaestro
KVRist
119 posts since 26 Jan, 2020

Re: Is Android Dead?

Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:59 am

Android for music never really lived.
Making music/sketches on a iPad can be enjoyable. There are some good and fun apps out there.
If you think you’re going to regret something in the morning, sleep until noon.

Cinebient
KVRAF
4580 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Re: Is Android Dead?

Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:52 pm

For music Android never was alive yet really.
IOS is the ONLY great mobile music thing with multi-touch optimized apps.
Also people who think its a toy have not the slightest clue.
Tons of pro music apps are there.
From small cheap synths which sounds as good as all the best plug-ins to the latest and greatest Fabfilter tools for 1/10 of the desktop price.
DAWs are a bit „not there yet“ on iOS but f.e. midi tools there are better than most desktop tools.
Better GUIs mostly and some more innovative things there.
Its the future of mobile music for new generations and a lot at least already use it as part of their setup.
There are a lot of iOS apps i would love to have on my mac.
Old dinosaurs will die. ;)

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Jace-BeOS
KVRAF
5828 posts since 7 Jan, 2005 from Corporate States of America

Re: Is Android Dead?

Post Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:10 pm

Funkybot's Evil Twin wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:39 pm
...it seems like iOS was built with audio processing in mind. They've got AU, Audiobus, decent MIDI support, low-ish latency.
All of this is a direct result of iOS being a derivative of Mac OS X...
Funkybot's Evil Twin wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:39 pm
For all the things I don't like about Apple, and there are a LOT, they do seem to grasp the importance of things like MIDI, and integrating hardware for audio professionals, and having a music friendly OS, ...
They used to. They’re squandering this as they dump more and more unnecessary junk into iOS & Mac OS as they push out all-in-ones and crippled portables (crippled by a pathological obsession with thinness, instead of unthrottled desktops that non-plutocrat power users can afford), luxury phones, luxury watches, “smart speakers”... and then try to get everyone to rebuy the same thing again in three years (or less).

The current Apple is not the same company as the one that built Mac OS X & iOS. The current Apple has lost their way and is obsessed with exactly the behavior their beloved Steve Jobs hated about other companies (it’s all about the stock market).

Edit: Don’t get me wrong; I have tons of great iOS music apps and Apple’s competition isn’t even close. It’s just that today’s Apple isn’t all that interested in serving artists; only device sales.
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my music @ SoundCloud

Amy Pang
KVRer
10 posts since 12 Mar, 2020

Re: Is Android Dead?

Post Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:23 am

Yes..In the music point, I also accept all your opinions. Actually, Android does not have any sense of music. At least, we cannot even find a good music player that fits all our needs..

AnX
KVRAF
6506 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: Is Android Dead?

Post Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:53 am

bog standard music player that comes with my phone works perfectly, no probs with that here

it plays music, not sure what more you need

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pljones
KVRAF
6632 posts since 8 Feb, 2003 from London, UK

Re: Is Android Dead?

Post Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:33 am

Oddly enough, other people have other needs. That's why there are different applications out there that fulfil the same basic function. I can't see why anyone uses anything other than CP/M-80 and an assembler.

AnX
KVRAF
6506 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: Is Android Dead?

Post Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:37 am

use a dedicated hardware music player then....

its a cheap all in one phone/camera/pc

if you want bells and whistles, splash out on dedicated hardware

Jafo
KVRAF
1951 posts since 20 Dec, 2002 from The Benighted States of Trumpistan

Re: Is Android Dead?

Post Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:55 am

Going off on a rant here, but I've never had an Android device with a battery that lasted longer than 2 hrs, even with everything disabled -- services, location, Wifi, on Airplane... portable this is not. It's a shame; I infinitely prefer Android's the file-centric interface to IOS's application-centric. As well as its open architecture, hardware interfaces, being able to fix everything (except the power usage), being able to use a proper ebook reader (one that allows you to use third-party fonts and microtype, for example)...

Sorry for the rant; I'm just really disappointed that a product I love is so unusable.
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