[RP2] Are we going to see Android Q?

Discussion in 'Mobile' started by maxxzno1, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. maxxzno1

    maxxzno1 New Member

    As of this month many of the manufacturer are provided a slight info about which devices form theirs line-up get's an Android Q update.

    What about Razer? Seeing they re-consider the plan for RP1 and are giving out info about Pie update coming pretty soon, are we also going to see 2 major upgrade cycle?

    Just a little bit out of topic, what are your takes on update? Do you think manufacturer should do more support? I would say that 2 major upgrade are good, but Android is getting pretty modular and easier to upgrade than ever before, so i would say that adequate could be 3 major upgrade and security updates at least every quarter if not every month, what do you think?
     
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  2. TridentTechGrp

    TridentTechGrp New Member

    For a manufacturer with only 2 phone releases that's a pretty high bar. It's a non-issue for me. If there a features/functions I got to have in "Q" I'll buy a phone that has "Q". I don't purchase phones with any future expectations from the manufacturer except with the functionality/features it was sold with. The SDLC (Development Life Cycle) on these devices are pretty short as it is with most tech today.
    Personally I only see Q being after P as the only benefit you cited in the OP; what would the RP2 going to Q do for it that isn't there now?
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2019
  3. maxxzno1

    maxxzno1 New Member

    I get your take on this.

    But let's be honest, hardware isn't getting that much better YoY, so what matters for the user is the actual value he get's and when you buy a phone within premium segment, you are kind of expecting premium support, just as other manufacturer does. So improving the experience for user should be main focus and they can't do that just by hardware. Also getting security patches along is important.
     
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  4. BPMOmega

    BPMOmega New Member

    Agree on the importance of software support.

    Probably one of the big things for me is that Q is finally adding a system-wide dark mode to Android. I never liked light mode (I miss the Holo theme from ICS), so this is great for me.

    For a company that only has two phones released (with a couple of carrier variants), it really shouldn't be this difficult to maintain regular security and software updates... but hey, what do I know?
     
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  5. FearGroot

    FearGroot New Member

    I hope the update makes the phone ear speaker and microphone usable as I have ditched my RP2 and gone back to Samsung Galaxy S7 as phone calls are impossible on the RP2. Seems to be only good as smart gaming console and nothing more.
     
  6. geoSmittenclub871

    geoSmittenclub871 New Member

    I've been really considering whether I should continue to use my RP2 or get another phone. I've only had it since Feb and Pie came a couple months later, but my concern remains on the security updates. That is an Android must and should be "phone manufacturer 101". I pay attention to cyber security related stuff and every now and then an exploit for Android comes out that is sys related not app related. It bugs me to follow those stories and hear Google patched the exploit, yet, we're still rocking the Feb 2019 security patch. A patch is not an OS update, like the Pie to 10 and any interim number variant with a small feature fix/improvement. It is a necessity for personal security of you mobile device that contains most if not all of you personal information.
     
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  7. TridentTechGrp

    TridentTechGrp New Member

  8. Rox598

    Rox598 Keyblade Master VANGUARD

    2 major OS updates us usually the norm for a device so I do expect (and hope) the RP2 to get it at some point.

    I'll be poking over and over about it after this RP1 pie situation is all cleared up.
     
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  9. FearGroot

    FearGroot New Member

    I hope Q improves the phone quality and camera quality as mine is worse than my old Nokia 6210. Anyone else has phone call quality and camera quality issues?
     
  10. DGMurdockIII

    DGMurdockIII Active Member

    I want android q
     
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  11. DGMurdockIII

    DGMurdockIII Active Member

    I hope so I at least hope they do this at least for both 1st and 2nd phone
     
  12. m2stech

    m2stech New Member

    We haven't even had any security update for RP2 since February and you're asking for android 10? stop pulling their legs and leave them alone, they clearly dont care anymore.
     
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