Astro Beta

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    Just received this email from Droid Life
    Astro File Manager Beta Ending?
    Posted: 28 Mar 2010 12:18 PM PDT
    Anyone else receive the unpleasant warning message from Astro File Manager this morning that I just got? You know, the one claiming that the beta version of the app is set to expire in 3 days? Huh? Yeah, that is not a good sign. And what’s even worse is the fact that Astro File Manager says [...]


    http://www.droid-life.com/2010/03/2...ail&utm_campaign=Feed: DroidLife (droid life)
    Mike
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    omg, astro always expires. it'll just be an update in a couple days and then it'll say ends 4/31 or 5/31...its still free. stop with the ridiculous posts.
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    Not sure why that was a ridiculous post. I've never seen Astro expire. Nice friendly forum here.
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    You tell em Kellen!
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    There certainly seems to be a lot of talk about Astro. Some are saying it's an April Fools joke. I love Astro, don't get me wrong, but a few days ago I discovered Root Explorer and I'm very happy with it now.
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    with all this expiration talk i dumped astro and went totally to root explorer. there is really no reason to have 2 file managers anyway and we have to have root explorer. not to mention astro is huge
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    its not expiring. its not gonna be a paid app.

    every version of astro has expired. once the update comes out it'll go for another 2-3 months and say beta expires 6/30 or whatever it'll be. but the uneducated can uninstall astro if they want, i couldnt care less. just know that nothing's changing once april comes around.
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    How many versions of astro have you had that expired? I have had astro since November and none of them expired. Hope it's an April fools joke because I like the app backup feature.
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    Guys, sorry I posted the darn thing. I registered with Droid Life last month and receive a daily email with links to articles on their site. Perhaps I'm missing something but I honesty thought Droid Life was a valid site that distributed accurate information.

    Mike
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    You didn't do anything wrong, Mike. The current version of Astro does indeed have a warning message that it will expire on 3/31. It may well be that the developers put out another "beta" version with a built-in timer at that point. Apparently, they have done so in the past, though I've had Astro since early December and haven't experienced it in the past. Furthermore, I just checked my wife's version (downloaded last week) and it has the same warning message.

    I would expect the developers at some point to begin charging for the app. It certainly merits a charge. We'll see.
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    Hmm I just got this message too, I got my droid in Nov and this is the first I've seen it! Anyway if a paid app comes I might just buy it. I dunno, I like Root Explorer but I just seem to like Astro more.
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    Root Explorer is superior as a REAL file manager but Astro has a much better GUI and is more convenient to use for basic stuff like exploring what's on your SDcard and installing applications. I wouldn't recommend using Astro for backing up apps though, use Titanium for that.

    Also, Root Explorer is a paid program and Astro is free.
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    Even if it is not free, I use Astro almost everyday, I would not mind paying a few bucks for it.
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    I got the message to, so if this is true what program can we use if were NOT rooted?
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    I uninstalled Astro last night.. I liked its UI and graphical appearence, but hey Root Explorer does it all... RIP Astro
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    file go looks very cool. oi also has one.there are many different ones in the market.
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    I have no problems paying for Astro, but it just seems a little suspicious that the msg would pop up at a time like this, is all
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    How is it suspicious? It has said all along (in the market) that that it is a beta that expires Mar. 31. :)

    The previous version also expired, as a few have mentioned.

    They may end up charging at some point. We'll see.
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    Has anyone happened to think that PERHAPS, the reason for this is that in other cases the update has come out before the 3-day expiration warning started showing? And in this case, they've been slow to release an update? Hopefully, something will happen in the next couple of days.

    EDIT: Metago's Twitter says a new version is coming out by tomorrow, so it looks like we've nothing to worry about. My above theory seems to be true. To Quote:

    "A new version of the ASTRO File Manager will be out by March 30th...stay tuned! about 19 hours ago via web"
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    Thanks Dave!
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