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Wed, Oct 14, 2015 4:21 PM

Promises, promises, or the misery of so-called Android updates

I understand why Android updates come later than iOS ones; what I don't understand is why they are not remotely equivalent when they do come and sometimes don't come at all. This problem began as far back as Photoshop Touch and hasn't improved much since.

For instance, phone-only editing software isn't all that useful, unless you have great eyes and very small fingers, so the apps come for iPad, too. Some never exist at all for Android, and those that do seem to remain phone-only. Adobe may think they have done the necessary. They haven't--ever. It's third-rate service. Fix may be "a brilliant new iPad app" (to quote the Lightroom Queen), but even Mix can't be run on Android tablets yet--if ever. Fix is surely a long way off. What is worse is that, by and large, if and when something comes to Android, it is already out of date, as the next new thing after that is already available for iOS.

It is a self-fulfilling prophecy to say that most Adobe users run iOS, since Adobe gives most Android users (still most of the world) the choice of switching to Apple or leaving Adobe (or paying the same for a lot less). It's especially irritating to get those emails about new goodies added to my CC account--since they are never anything I can use.

There seems less and less reason for those like me to continue to pay for CC if the updates are going to disrupt one's workflow, as they recent LR one has, in exchange for improvements that we can't use. I keep hoping this will change, but no luck so far.


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