Post Last Edited by roses2at at 2014-10-3 11:55 |
'Chapeau!' to you as the French would say.
I bow to your superior knowledge, tech-savvyness, overall expertise and experience in all things Androidy and accept that my conclusion was indeed incorrect.
Yes, it seems to be becoming clear that many people like you are sticking with the 4.2, but my sincere hope is that by putting up this new Wiki page for 4.4 it will fire up enthusiasm for it and maybe all those technically competent people out there will step up to the plate and meet some of its challenges head on (or even better, inspire its developers to do so and quickly produce a non-beta and fully working version ASAP. I wonder if those guys are reading these pages. Let us know if you are.)
Personally, after 9 or 10 boots of 4.4, and after it should have sorted itself out with updates and so on, irregardless of the rooting issue, I just find it too sluggish and, with various things like Launcher, Chrome, Play Store and other basic apps giving 'I've stopped working - Wait or Cancel?' messages, simply unwieldy. I'm not sure if this is because of poor programming/coding/adaptation to the Pi or because the A20 SoC is just not up to the job of this very demanding OS.
Also, the booting up lag time (which is still there after many boots and choosing the option at shutdown 'This device will next boot in Quick Mode' seems to have absolutely no effect), as well as occasional black screens which again is not solved with a short press on the Power button per the readme.txt, I find unacceptable.
I also will therefore be mainly using 4.2.