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Gary you're amazing at explain how the hardware of a smartphone works and also how the software works in a way that is didactic and and entertaining way combining both simple and technical ways
YOU DO AN AMAZING WORK, SO PLEASE KEEP ON DO IT AND THANK YOU FOR GARY EXPLAINS VIDEOS THAT YOU DID, YOU'RE DOING AND OF COURSE WILL DO
P.S. : I watched another video here in YouTube to see how they explained things but I am sorry for them they're can not even neither compete nor can do it better than you
if you can I love to replay to this comment
The problem today is that all these giant tech companies are all US based. In my region in Asia, among lots of companies, there's no emphasis on western based licenses and regulations. You have a software coming in from the West, great. Now it's in Asia, so it stays in Asia. West is West, Asia is Asia. Their regulations VS our regulations. Business mentality here is such - the west is the big superpower, but here, we're the inferior region, what we do doesn't make any difference, so we just mind our own business, we're not within their scope of interest. Etc.
It's just how cut off the market is over on this side of the globe. Not every country has courts that enforce US laws and regulations since we are not US. Many companies don't see a global market over here, instead, we only focus on regional - where there's hardly any reach or interest from western countries/industries. Every country has their own rules, and these rules are heavily seeded into different cultures, and they don't see the need to oblige with regulations that they don't feel a part of.
They have used GPL software. WebKit is based on KHTML (from KDE). At the time, it wasn't a very good rendering engine and Apple completely overhauled it under wraps, in house. Then they released all of the source code as a giant release and the KHTML community couldn't make sense of it. I have heard they still hate Apple for that to this very day.
I don't understand why the iphone7810's animations is so smooth unlike android... will someone start to fix that? Even I have my Qualcomm Snap821 it fast but in app is still quite not good compared with Apple phone..
Not necessarily true, if you mean OEMs not releasing Kernel sources of their Devices, then OnePlus and Huawei (both Chinese) are doing it correctly, in fact OnePlus is considered as most developer friendly phone (they release Kernel sources on very day the device is launched). Yes brands like Xiaomi don't do it, but so does Samsung (Korea) and HTC (Taiwan), both of them either release sources when their devices are obsolete or sometimes never.
Gary , can I ask you something ? I know you've wrote apps before for android when you've been running custom benchmarking tests so my question is have you ever made an app and released it in the playstore and if not why not, because if I had the skills to write code and make apps that's all I'd be doing all day ...
Đức Vũ I can't quite follow the argument you are putting forward. I have an Amazon Fire tablet and it uses a Mediatek chip. Amazon has published all the source code for that tablet including the Linux Kernel for that chip. How is that different to other OEMs using Qualcomm? Are you sure that your problem is with MediaTek rather than with the OEMs that use Mediatek chips?
yeah, but open sourceable. thats why quic chip always got custom rom. and mtk dont, just some shitty porting rom with android 4.2.x work around (for 2013 chips)
until now mtk rom are better with performance, but the rom and how they build them arent acceptable
In South Asia market most of the product of Xiaomi are not with kernel source code. This is a great violation.. I would request you guys (tech website and channels) to criticize them for this kind of behavior.
Unfortunately, GPL non-compliance is par for the course in the world of Android. Budget SoC company MediaTek once tried charging users for access to GPL'd code. Motorola under Lenovo has been regularly accused of violating the GPL and releasing incomplete sources or sources that differ from the kernel shipping on devices. Unsurprisingly, the majority of these alleged GPL violators are from China, which often plays fast and loose with IP law.
so i guess gary mean a lot of the companies from china, maybe some from taiwan.
I can understand Gary's outburst here. People need to abide by social contracts. It is because of the open source revolution that we get to enjoy many of the modern convinces and its really ones duty to ophold that tradition of giving back to the community.
Or you use the written offer in the OEMs docs to request the source code. The OEMs will in turn send it to you within the time allowed by the GPLv2 which happens to be whenever the hell they feel like it!!
Louis Greenleaf So does MediaTek. I have an Amazon Fire tablet and you can download the full source code for it including the Kernel for its MediaTek processor. Are you sure the fault is with Mediatek and not with the OEMs that are not providing the source code. You can't download the source code for a Samsung S8 from Qualcomm.
I agree with Mr Gary Sims. These companies ought to have at least a little bit of social conscience and abide by the contract which they have agreed. It is incumbent upon them to acknowledge the people whose shoulders they are standing upon, as Mr Sims so rightly puts it!!!
Most excellent video, Sir!!!
Personally, I feel people are wasting their time (i.e. dumb) committing time to Open Source in particular where an OEM is involved. There's too many _pricks_ like Bre Pettis out there who will screw you over first chance they get.
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