Do you think RAZER should stick with ANDROID or should they make a new OS just for the Razer Phone?

Discussion in 'Mobile' started by Dave_Gabriel, Feb 4, 2018.

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  1. Dave_Gabriel

    Dave_Gabriel Member

    I think the ANDROID on the RAZER PHONE is good enough but if they did an all new OS it would have been a lot more optimized, it would have more PC games on it and overall it probably would have been better.
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  2. poh2ho

    poh2ho Well-Known Member

    Android is the way, anything else is a monumental effort and a very uphill climb.
    JnK88, .Surf., kliang87 and 5 others like this.
  3. Runnerxs

    Runnerxs New Member

    And no app support other than what razer makes.
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  4. Katana_x_II7

    Katana_x_II7 Well-Known Member

    Yeah. Just even look at Windows phone and the climb microsoft attempted to make but eventually failed. its kinda late to get into the smartphone OS business now. android and iOS just have too large of the market
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  5. Kamachiz

    Kamachiz Member

    Android knows da wae and is the only wae.
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  6. Zikiko

    Zikiko Active Member

    They'd get crushed into the ground; do you not remember when Windows tried with theur Lumia range?
  7. DrKDR

    DrKDR Active Member

    It will just be a waste of valuable budget trying to make their own OS. As said above, have you seen Window's attempt at their own OS? What a fail tbh.
  8. SexGhost

    SexGhost New Member

    By the end, I recall enthusiasts saying some version of Windows mobile was extremely versatile. With some tweaking able to run some android and ios apps. An important lesson that you have to get it right from the start and even if you were able to eventually do a good job, it's hard to swim against the mainstream mindshare to get customer and dev support.
  9. ellectriknight

    ellectriknight Active Member

  10. zircoxx

    zircoxx Member

    I think a new user interface can be added
  11. klaus-l

    klaus-l Member

    haha, they are not capable of producing working drivers, and then a complete OS ? What kind of dreams do you have ?
  12. .Surf.

    .Surf. Well-Known Member

    Android ftw :muscle::muscle::muscle::squared_cool:, can't stand the iOS!!!!
  13. faxman

    faxman New Member

    Steam store and Android cannot co-exist with each other, even if Google made a special allowance they would eventually just try to push Steam out of the market by bringing the games over to the Google Play store front. Google is not a company that tolerates competition.

    There are alternatives like the open source Sailfish OS which is made by ex-Nokia people, you could build a Steamphone using Sailfish as the base OS with a built in Steam client.

    * This really would be more of a Nintendo Switch competitor than a phone, built in gamepad controls or a built in wireless receiver for a controller would be mandatory.
    * Progressive web apps would fill the basic app gap on Sailfish (cross platform web apps all the majors are supporting & these will be common in the future)
    * Obviously this would be an Arm based device so would require ports and anything not native could be streamed from a PC Steam client.
    * It could help build up the linux side of the Steam library and you could also piggy back off the work done for Nintendo Switch titles making ports of those to Steamphones fairly easy.

    So a Steamphone is possible but it would require a join venture between Razer and Valve with investment, treating it like a games console (not a research project like SteamOS) this mean forging (paying) alliances with studios to port their titles over to build up a mass of titles and get the ball rolling.
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2018
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