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hi, i was wondering if it is possible to port 4.4 to our skate? or do we need to wait for another CM release like with 4.3? i hope its compatible with ARMv6, but lets be honest, it probably wont be  :( anyways, let me know  :)


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I hope we can get it!


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i think its ARM v6 compatible so it shouldnt be too hard, its just memory im worried about...


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Stock 4.4 does not support armv6, neither did any android version since 4.0 but eventually it probably will trought the androidarmv6 project, omnirom or something else, so just be patient.
Also armv6 is not the only thing not supported by AOSP, but everything that is missing will eventually be added like I'm ICS an JB.
So just be patient


Edited by gbosh, 05 November 2013 - 08:10 PM.

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Google said: 512 RAM must be enough! :D


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Stock 4.4 does not support armv6, neither did any android version since 4.0 but eventually it probably will trought the amdrlidarmv6 project, omnirom or something else, so just be patient.
Also armv6 is not the only thing not supported by AOSP, but everything that is missing will eventually be added like I'm ICS an JB.
So just be patient

Sorry but you are totally wrong about this. Google promised to make the android kitkat 4.4 armv6 compatible and 512mb ram compatible as well.

as they said "all the way back to froyo phones". Also the ENTRY LEVEL PHONES are getting special attention!


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Sorry but you are totally wrong about this. Google promised to make the android kitkat 4.4 armv6 compatible and 512mb ram compatible as well.
as they said "all the way back to froyo phones". Also the ENTRY LEVEL PHONES are getting special attention!


No, I am right and so are you, they did in fact say that 512mb ram and entry level devices are supported but that doesn't mean it supports our device or any armv6 device, it just means that android can now run well on a wider range of devices.
But the optimizations should allow it to run better than jellybean, but first it will have to be adapted to armv6 and some other legacy parts of our devices, just like any other android version since 4.0


Edited by gbosh, 05 November 2013 - 08:09 PM.

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just to clarify, can we get 4.4 on skate or not? apparently CM are working on 11 based on 4.4 so we should be able to port cm and it should work fairly well? someone get on it please? :)


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People should be aware of a fact, that there's a bunch of proprietary binaries (libraries) for which there's no source code available thus can't be adjusted for compatibility with android beyond gingerbread.

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so can we get 4.4 or not? damn google with its proprietary binaries :( 


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People should be aware of a fact, that there's a bunch of proprietary binaries (libraries) for which there's no source code available thus can't be adjusted for compatibility with android beyond gingerbread.

Well what binaries for example ? OMX Video decoders incompatibilities , Broken Bluetooth Functionality ? 


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Camera, hwcomposer and more. These things are currently terribly hacked.

I just wanted to point out that Googles statements about kk being available for weaker devices is pointless here, unless there's a necessary support from manufacturer to provide kernel + other necessary hw specific libs.

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I must write to ZTE for source code...  :ph34r:  :P


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cant we just get all that stuff from slimbean or cm? like we have with 4.2.2? :)


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Camera, hwcomposer and more. These things are currently terribly hacked.

I just wanted to point out that Googles statements about kk being available for weaker devices is pointless here, unless there's a necessary support from manufacturer to provide kernel + other necessary hw specific libs.

 

I still don't know what the new source code for BASE Lutea that KonsTAT posted here provides .


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No, I am right and so are you, they did in fact say that 512mb ram and entry level devices are supported but that doesn't mean it supports our device or any armv6 device, it just means that android can now run well on a wider range of devices.
But the optimizations should allow it to run better than jellybean, but first it will have to be adapted to armv6 and some other legacy parts of our devices, just like any other android version since 4.0

we should write to zte for the source code. But here is the thing the zte blade and the zte racer will be on 4.4 next year we just need time really


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also part of the infrastructure of KitKat has been replaced with a more efficient element. it has something to do with the way it handles the ram and cpu power 


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cant we just get all that stuff from slimbean or cm? like we have with 4.2.2? :)

no because everything in the 4.0+ ROMs is terribly terribly hacked and potentially unreliable!


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no because everything in the 4.0+ ROMs is terribly terribly hacked and potentially unreliable!

so is there no chance of 4.4? the infrastructure cant be that different :/ 


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the point is that if we can get zte to give us source code then we can potentially make a working rom? just without bluetooth and Gnow? 


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