2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 15, 2013 4:03 PM by DeanGibson

    Way to go, Adobe

    DeanGibson

      When I bought my first Nook in 03/2011, I (almost) immediately installed the Adobe Reader for Android, since displaying PDF files was a top priority for me.  Over the years, I have received numerous updates to the app on the Nook Color (and my Motorola Droid phone).

       

      This week, I received an update notice for the Reader on my other Android devices (all 4.x), and updated them on those devices.  However, the Android Market Google Play Store on my Nook Color and Motorola Droid (both running Android 2.x) show that the Store app is "not compatible" with those devices, despite the fact that an older version is already installed on those devices.

       

      The update was applied successfully to my Nook HD+ tablets (running 4.x).

       

      This also happened to another app I use, but it was fixed after a complaint.

        • Re: Way to go, Adobe
          keriflur

          DeanGibson wrote:

          When I bought my first Nook in 03/2011, I (almost) immediately installed the Adobe Reader for Android, since displaying PDF files was a top priority for me.  Over the years, I have received numerous updates to the app on the Nook Color (and my Motorola Droid phone).

           

          This week, I received an update notice for the Reader on my other Android devices (all 4.x), and updated them on those devices.  However, the Android Market Google Play Store on my Nook Color and Motorola Droid (both running Android 2.x) show that the Store app is "not compatible" with those devices, despite the fact that an older version is already installed on those devices.

           

          The update was applied successfully to my Nook HD+ tablets (running 4.x).

           

          This also happened to another app I use, but it was fixed after a complaint.


          Not sure what the big deal is here - aren't the older versions working just fine on devices running 2.x?

           

          You're rooted and backing up your apps, right?

            • Re: Way to go, Adobe
              DeanGibson

              keriflur wrote:

              Not sure what the big deal is here - aren't the older versions working just fine on devices running 2.x?

               

              You're rooted and backing up your apps, right?


              No big deal.  Yes, they are rooted & backed up.  The older versions work fine, and there are no "new features" that I need.

               

              It's just part of the common practice by developers or companies, of dropping support for older devices or OSes (usually for no good reason) that "no one uses any more".

               

              It's not even "planned obsolescence";  it's usually just laziness.  It's like the apps that are "not compatible" with the Nook because the Nook doesn't have a camera, GPS, or phone, even though the app will run (albeit with some features disabled).  The app designer/coder is too lazy to check for the non-existence of some capability and allow for it.