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Discussion in 'Android Applications Discussions' started by mwhartman, Mar 28, 2010.
Even if it is not free, I use Astro almost everyday, I would not mind paying a few bucks for it.
I got the message to, so if this is true what program can we use if were NOT rooted?
I uninstalled Astro last night.. I liked its UI and graphical appearence, but hey Root Explorer does it all... RIP Astro
file go looks very cool. oi also has one.there are many different ones in the market.
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
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.
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"
If you haven't tried EStrong File manager check it out. Supports FTP, network drives via UNC name and bluetooth file transfer.
Just downloaded the Astro update.
Same here, just got the latest Astro update. Crisis averted
And we're good to go for another 2 months.......... Just as I expected!
EDIT: Now might be a good time to explain why things are done this way with beta code (expiration dates and the like).
It's simple really. When a program in the beta stage is released to the public en masse like Astro (or like Windows 7 was, for that matter) simply downloading and using it makes you a beta tester. The app most likely anonymously reports error data back to Metago, for the purpose of fixing bugs. So, they want everyone running the latest version. It does them no good to have repeated crash dumps from old builds coming in, since this particular version has already gone thru 2 months of testing. It's time for new code and fixes to be tested. Yes, it may break more than it fixes - that's why it is not suggested to rely on beta software for daily use. And that's also why the time limits are built in. If they force you to run (test) the new version, then you've really got no choice but to install the upgrade.
It might be a good time to mention that the Swype! beta is also time-limited, supposedly.