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Sun, Aug 16, 2020 5:58 PM

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Photoshop camera not available for Samsung Galaxy A71?

Will Photoshop camera ever be available for Samsung Galaxy A71?

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2 months ago

Patience.!

Go lookup the long thread about Android and compatibility due to fragmented versions that are dissimilar being the reason it cannot be done 

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My apologies for not being "patient", I was told to post this on here by a member of the Adobe team

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Not a problem!!! 

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2 months ago

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This thread just shows everyone asking the same question as myself?

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Not so.

If you read the thread, there are repeated posts by Adobe and by Champions explaining that there are too many different versions of Android out there to make it possible for Adobe to make a version for Android based devices. They refer to "fragmentation" which means that there is a fragmented market population of Android devices, dissimilarities between versions,making it next to impossible to write an "Android version" for Photoshop.

A parallel: prior to the brilliant move by IBM in releasing their PC product in all major cities in the free world on the same day, thus creating a defacto standard for an OS (Microsoft DOS, which actually was created by Seattle Computing and purchased by Microsoft). Prior to that product launch, there were several competing personal computers in the market, each with a different version of an OS, no two of which were compatible. Because of that, the market was too fragmented for it to be possible to gather capital sufficient to build mass market applications  software. IBM created an instant standard which solved that.

DOS was was called Disk Operating System because the world was fascinated by the invention of inexpensive rotary random access media, or floppy discs (which the marketing people incorrectly called disk with a K.) DOS was actually an OS for the computer, not just the media for storage. Prior to DOS, there were many others, some versions of  CP/M.

I personally think that it is highly unlikely that there will ever be one standard version of Android.

Hope that's not TMI!  It is the history.