Talk:Android (operating system)

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Semi-protected edit request on 23 May 2016[edit]

please update latest preview information on side tab from x "N" Developer Preview 2 / April 13, 2016; 38 days ago" to y "N" Developer Preview 3 (NPD35K) / May 18, 2016; 5 days ago". like it is already on the android N wikipedia page [1] [2] thank you 198.46.106.154 (talk) 16:57, 23 May 2016 (UTC)

References

Already done. — Andy W. (talk ·ctb) 08:31, 26 May 2016 (UTC)

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Proud User, about the [edited that added advert-tag], I can't agree that the article (or the lead, if that is what you meant) looks like a "fan blog", with e.g. in the lead: "research in 2015 concluded that almost 90% of Android phones in use had known but unpatched security vulnerabilities due to lack of updates and support.[24][25]"

There is also countless technical information in the article, and information is generally sourced.

"This article contains content that is written like an advertisement. Please help improve it by removing promotional content and inappropriate external links, and by adding encyclopedic content written from a neutral point of view."

This is what you added and what you can do yourself. You must have many such issues (as advert-tag, is for "For articles needing major cleanup"; consider lesser fanpov and/or inline variants of advert), if only one or two, maybe you would have fixed yourself. I've pointed at one counterexample, can you point at two examples for your view (better if those are not sourced)?

WP:ADMASK: "Articles considered advertisements include those that are solicitations for a business, product or service, or are public relations pieces designed to promote a company or individual. Wikispam articles are usually noted for sales-oriented language and external links to a commercial website. However, a differentiation should be made between spam articles and legitimate articles about commercial entities."

Please point to the relevant policy or guideline with your best examples. Advert, is to slam the article (and the major editors, that I happen to trust, and believe not associated with Google), or for lazy peopl who do not like fixing a few things. comp.arch (talk) 10:55, 27 May 2016 (UTC)

While you are correct that this article does mention negative aspects of Android, this article focuses on the positive aspects and reports on those aspects with wording that makes it sound like it written by some fanboy. "Advert" is the most appropriate tag I could find that addresses the issue. While I do not believe that someone wrote this for the intention of promotion, this article's word choice for the description of positive aspects sound more like fanboyism than would you would find in an encyclopedia--Proud User (talk) 11:04, 27 May 2016 (UTC).
Positive wording, say "dominant", may just be objectively true. I'm still not sure what you are referring to, as you gave no examples. There are other tags for WP:NPOV, and I believe advert-tag if reserved for "intention of promotion". I'll remove it soon, if you do not convince me otherwise. Feel free to substitute with other tags, possibly on other sections or sentences, as I explained as an alternative. comp.arch (talk)
Can you at least tell me if the article changed recently. I've been editing it for years, do not recall anyone ever putting an advert tag on it. People may disagree on wording and have reverted me in the past. I have only made minor changes recently, last major change I did was to what you object to below. comp.arch (talk) 12:00, 27 May 2016 (UTC)
Take the second paragraph for instance: "Android has the largest installed base of all operating systems of any kind. Android has been the best selling OS on tablets since 2013, and on smartphones it is dominant by any metric." Notice how this is worded: "largest [...] of all operating systems of any kind," "best selling," "dominant by any metric." These are all examples of what I call "fanboy terminology." There are much more examples of this throughout the article.--Proud User (talk) 11:16, 27 May 2016 (UTC)
"Android has the largest installed base of all operating systems of any kind." happens to be objectively true. So is "Android has been the best selling OS on tablets since 2013" unless you have some recent surprising contradicting evidence (this article has a worldwide view, there might be regional exceptions, say the US; on tablets, see also sourced info, at usage share of operating systems: "Sales quintupled to an expected 1 billion units worldwide this year, from 216 million units in 2014" – even if that estimate is wrong, Android selling more seems for sure correct).
In general the lead is supported by (WP:verify-able reality and I believe also) the main body (here, the market-share section) and it's ok, to have the references there. The specific wording was discussed at the talk page at the time, and market share has often been discused in the talk page before, see e.g. in the archives Talk:Android_(operating_system)/Archive_6#Android.27s_installed_base_-_the_highest_of_all_operating_systems.
"dominant by any metric", was to refer to, either of the just mentioned, sales or installed base (that would imply use), of Android smartphones. Can you think of any metric that shows non-dominant use of those (or say iPhone's use higher)? comp.arch (talk)

Semi-protected edit request on 20 June 2016[edit]

Point No: 59 in References

Old Code with dead link:

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New Code with live link:

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Change in Dead link:

59: Begun, Daniel A. (March 2011) [2011]. "Dealing with fragmentation on Android devices". Amazing Android Apps. For Dummies. Wiley. p. 7. ISBN 978-0-470-93629-0'Bold text'. It's dead link

59: Begun, Daniel A. (March 2011) [2011]. "Dealing with fragmentation on Android devices". Amazing Android Apps. For Dummies. Wiley. p. 7. ISBN 978-0-470-93629-0.

With Changes

Mr.niravsoni (talk) 09:57, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: The link you claim to be dead works fine for me. Besides, we don't cite blogs as references; see WP:RS. ChamithN (talk) 10:33, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 26 June 2016[edit]

Original: | language count = 70 | language footnote = [citation needed]

Edit Request: | language count = 70 | language footnote = [3]

WarriorPK (talk) 01:36, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done Not a reliable source. Reach Out to the Truth 02:52, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ Begun, Daniel A. (March 2011) [2011]. "Dealing with fragmentation on Android devices". Amazing Android Apps. For Dummies. Wiley. p. 7. ISBN 978-0-470-93629-0. Retrieved May 22, 2013. [dead link]
  2. ^ Begun, Daniel A. (March 2011) [2011]. "Dealing with fragmentation on Android devices". Amazing Android Apps. For Dummies. Wiley. p. 7. ISBN 978-0-470-93629-0. Retrieved May 22, 2013. [dead link]
  3. ^ [http://blog.warrior.pk/technology/android-multiple-languages-support.html Android Multiple Languages Support (blog.warrior.pk)

Android operating system[edit]

Android operating system wasn't developed by google it was further developed by the Android alliance in 2003 and it is still A separate company from google to this day. Appleguy1111 (talk) 17:58, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

From the article, "Initially developed by Android, Inc., which Google bought in 2005 [...]". Are you thinking of the Open Handset Alliance? clpo13(talk) 18:10, 19 July 2016 (UTC)