Is Android Dead?

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CapnLockheed
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2320 posts since 12 Mar, 2002 from Central NY

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:07 am

It seemed like for a while there Android was starting to pick up speed in terms of audio apps, hardware etc and then it just seems to have died in it's tracks. I know a lot of devs were reluctant to begin with because of the vast variety of hardware, but, as I said, things were starting to ramp up and then just stopped. Anyone know why?
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AnX
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6548 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: Is Android Dead?

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:26 am

there are a shit load of android music apps, but nothing I would even think twice about to make music with.... same with ios

the frustration of doing music on a phone or pad would be ridiculous

I've got a computer, with EVERYTHING i need on it, so i use that

chk071
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23199 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Is Android Dead?

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:32 am

Nice click bait topic title. :P

CapnLockheed
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Re: Is Android Dead?

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:41 am

chk071 wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:32 am
Nice click bait topic title. :P
Blow me. I was being serious. No need to be a sarcastic @sshole. As it happens, I use my Galaxy Tab
as a remote to control mixes in Presonus Studio One. They provided a fine app for that. Roland also released an excellent 'droid version of their stompbox tuner. It also is useful as a tab songbook. Korg's droid Kaoscilator is also a lot of fun. I also own IK's IK Multimedia iRig UA. Hardware interface and software. It's no Amplitube but it makes a fine little portable practice rig. All I really want or need in addition is a simple DAW JUST for live recording. Like Presonus Capture or Steinberg Cubasis. There are a few for droid just none that suit me.
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CapnLockheed
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2320 posts since 12 Mar, 2002 from Central NY

Re: Is Android Dead?

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:45 am

AnX wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:26 am
there are a shit load of android music apps, but nothing I would even think twice about to make music with.... same with ios

the frustration of doing music on a phone or pad would be ridiculous

I've got a computer, with EVERYTHING i need on it, so i use that
DUH....I have half a dozen audio computers. That wasn't my question. I'm not a 15 year old with an iPhone that thinks I'm now a producer. When I started recording we used TAPE and edited it with a friggin' razor blade. Thanks for the snarky response.
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AnX
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6548 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: Is Android Dead?

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:59 am

CapnLockheed wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:45 am


DUH....I have half a dozen audio computers. That wasn't my question.
wasn't my answer
CapnLockheed wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:45 am
I'm not a 15 year old with an iPhone that thinks I'm now a producer.
neither am i
CapnLockheed wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:45 am
When I started recording we used TAPE and edited it with a friggin' razor blade.
same here

CapnLockheed wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:45 am
Thanks for the snarky response.
touchy much?

if you can't be arsed to read between the lines, I'll explain in simple language so it easy for you

no demand, they are not serious tools

no demand = no money

chk071
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23199 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Is Android Dead?

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:38 am

CapnLockheed wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:45 am
I'm not a 15 year old with an iPhone that thinks I'm now a producer.
No. You are "Capn Lockheed".

:roll:

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vurt
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61519 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Is Android Dead?

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:41 am

chk071 wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:38 am
CapnLockheed wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:45 am
I'm not a 15 year old with an iPhone that thinks I'm now a producer.
No. You are "Capn Lockheed".

:roll:
are you saying your real name is "chk071"?
are you an "android"?

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BertKoor
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11581 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Re: Is Android Dead?

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:15 pm

Now you mention it, Caustic3 is still in the app stores, but the website singlecellsoftware.com seems to be reposessed. A shame...
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KVRAF
6548 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: Is Android Dead?

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:16 pm

BertKoor wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:15 pm
Now you mention it, Caustic3 is still in the app stores, but the website singlecellsoftware.com seems to be reposessed. A shame...
def the best app, but way too fiddly on a small screen

luckily, they do a free version for PC :hihi:

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6930 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Re: Is Android Dead?

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:39 pm

I think it's a legit question. As an outsider, it seems like iOS was built with audio processing in mind. They've got AU, Audiobus, decent MIDI support, low-ish latency. I vaguely remember reading about how Google were working to close the gap and I don't know that's happened.

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, at least compared to Microsoft and Google. Where Apple sucks is when they decide to outright break things just because it's been a few years since the last time they broke everything. Not to mention the cost of the hardware.

I'm a Windows guy when it comes to PC's/laptops, prefer Android for some things iOS for either (both have weaknesses the other doesn't), but the music software apps on iOS are much better than on Android overall (in terms of quantity, and interoprability).

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pljones
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6637 posts since 8 Feb, 2003 from London, UK

Re: Is Android Dead?

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:44 pm

As far as I can make out, new major releases of Android exist to make people buy new hardware and little else. There seems to be less and less actually useful in the release each time.

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Forgotten
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Re: Is Android Dead?

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:51 pm

It’s not dead, it’s just resting...

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BertKoor
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11581 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Re: Is Android Dead?

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:00 pm

Forgotten wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:51 pm
It’s not dead, it just smells funny...
Ftfy
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trusampler
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Re: Is Android Dead?

Post Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:01 pm

Pretty much, they can't compete with ios, and that sucks. It's Apples game,Android simply can't compete unfortunately.
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