MrLockertsen wrote:Isn't it typical Apple fanboys to crash an Android thread... The same people who are voting "no" on Android support?
What is that? Are you sad that a better and cheaper platform is winning the mobile platform war? So you come here to bully those of us that just want to work and improve the support for every platform? - without dissing iOS or any other platform of choice. Be happy that you have a good device which Steinberg supports, and let those of us who prefer Android work to improve our platform - in peace.
In the late 80's/early 90's I was one of those 'university nerds' who replied to a student named Linus on usenet and was somewhat involved in the open source project that became Linux.
I love Linux and Android and could even be found on official lists of contacts to obtain Linux install files from -back when we actually mailed floppies (cd's were not popular due to $1000+ USD cost of burners back then) because downloading was not always an option when the fastest analog modems were pushing a whopping 14.4k speed mainly due to USRobotics and Zyzel not playing fairly with their protocols. (USR's V.Everything changed that later but its off topic and I dont want to become labeled as a fanboy for saying US Robotics united analog protocols...)
So, dont get me wrong - I have used Android from its inception and I love Open Source operating systems... yet at the same time I find it slightly cumbersome in the music production environment due to unavoidable high latency at its current stage.
That WILL change soon when capacitive touch glass screens are on every Android device AND some manufacturers stop using crummy 2hr batteries AND there is a unified marketplace AND Android gets more than just 20% of the 'TABLET' marketshare (despite having dozens of hardware options).
Open Source is very good for all the reasons it has downsides.... de-centralized marketplace seems to be the biggest killer right now (Google is taking steps to remedy that as of Q4 2010 yet the GOOGLE App store only works on GOOGLE CERTIFIED Android devices - as it is NOT an open source app and leaves many Android vendors in the cold).
When Steinberg makes their Android Apps we ALL will be happy - as more users = bigger and stronger Steinberg as a whole but we must realize one thing...
ANDROID marketplace (the place where Steinberg can actually distribute their apps) is fairly new with global channels only opening up just in the 4th Quarter of 2010 !
It is a baby - yet has great potential. I think Steinberg must have proof of a return before jumping into that bandwagon. They made a similar decision in the past by developing for a sinking ship - I know quite well as I started using Steinberg products when I was a Commodore Amiga 'fanboy' - and they may still be a bit cautious about that disappointment.
Also give Steinberg some credit. They will not HONESTLY drop all development talks on Android just because I happen to make a post here...
Hey - I WISH I had that kind of influence over Steinny....
STEINBERG... LOOK INTO MY EYES.... SEND ME A COPY OF EVERYTHING YOU MAKE.... DO IT NOW !
Hmmm.. It didnt work... I need to improve my powers.. heh
Anyhow... Im rooting for Android and have several Android tablets myself (they are down to $60 for 7" tablets here and in bulk that price would drop significantly. )
I PERSONALLY would love to market an Android tablet + DAW mixer software package customized for Cubase users since I currently live walking distance to the Android Factory distribution hubs here in Asia.
I also just happen to own multiple iOS tablets as well but I would NEVER dream of turning a profit selling customized iPads with pre-installed DAW software - the numbers just dont jive, you dig.
But then again.. I am that same guy who was rooting for the Amiga in which I had installed the IBM compatability card AND the MAC emulator card (AMAX I think it was called) as well to run 3 complete systems in 1 !
Network Appliances are my ... 'hobby' and I have even written a Hip-Hop Alternative/Goth rap-Emo Anthem to showcase my love of ALL Android computing devices... here it is:
I said a Hip-Hop, Android - you dont stop
Android - you dont stop
You keep me up, you keep me up
you keep me up with your pit bull pups
Got it in your market place and now I scrap all over the place
All over the place
Even in my Daw
Even in my Daw
I said D. A. W.
Even in my Daw.
Thank you, thank you very much... M.C. Savvy in the hizzie !
The IC Shared early in this thread is being ported to Android (read the user rumors about it in the authors forums). And yes - even thou I dropped $7 to buy it on iPad I will 100% purchase this for Android as it has EVERY feature I need to bundle with Android tablets and includes a CUBASE TEMPLATE OUT OF THE BOX ! I do think AC-7 will put Android on the DAW Map - and the TOTAL cost of Android IC + Software will be under $70 USD in singles and roughly $50 USD in bulk!
If you missed the picture scroll back and it will look 100% identical on the Android !