Epic Games is Not Developing for Android Because of the Carriers

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  1. dgstorm

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    In an interview with Tim Sweeney, Epic Games Founder, Gizmodo found out that the reason why Epic is developing for the iOS and not for Android isn't Google's fault or the handset manufacturer's fault. It's the carriers fault. Apparently, Epic's mobile games are so hardware intensive that the 'bloatware' many carriers put on Android phones eats up too much memory to run there games efficiently. Since Apple actually controls that stuff more effectively on the iPhone, Epic Games doesn't have to worry about it as an issue. Here's a quote from Mr. Sweeney,
    It looks like it may be a good thing that Google is cracking down a little bit on the "quality control issues" of fragmentation with Android. Now, they may have to start going after the carriers to stop throwing so much junk on their phones. What do you guys think?

    Source: Android.net via AndroidPolice
     
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    I hope that Google gets a little nastier. My NE2 is the end of July and I'm considering just keeping my Droid if the Droid 3 has this garbage on it. My wife will likely just keep her Ally too when she is eligible. I don't want to have to root to get rid of all the garbage that I don't want.
     
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    All I want is castle of the winds. Great tile based rpg from the old Epic Megagames
     
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    I thought Epic was going to develop games that were to run on the Tegra 2 based devices. That's what the write up in the Tegra Zone app said last month. Something along those lines.

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    Love that quote!! Unremovable CRAP is on our phones!! Dont mind some light being shed on it!
     
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    I hope a lot more developers and customers put a lot more pressure on the carriers to stop this ridiculous practice, it's ruining everything great about Android.
     
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    its called the Tegra store...
     
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    Hmmm this psp phone is lookn pretty good to me right now Unlocked and root able
     
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    Yeah the only reason i rooted was to get rid of the bloatware
     
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    oh hell yeah! preloaded crap needs to stop. heck! it would be even nice if one could opt whether your phone came with the mfg'ers UI (htc sense, motoblur, etc...) or stock android at the time of purchase or online order.
     
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    QFT. I haven't rooted my Thunderbolt yet but this little article just put me over the edge on the "to root or not to root" debate. I think I will wait a bit though (maybe 6 months) for the trailblazer to work out the kinks on the custom ROMs.
     
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    I'd like to see more developers make this same statement... put some pressure on all the 'bloatware' on these devices.

    Also hopefully Google's crack down on what goes on the devices helps alleviate some of this as well.