1. Kevlar1's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I'm really getting into improving my programming skills since I became a junior developer. I would like to develop android apps and I'm wondering if its a good idea to buy an android phone for learning development.

    I'm looking at the wileyfox sparkx (I want to support uk phones :P) now it runs Cyanogen 13.0.

    Do you think this is a good place to start? Would this be easy to root etc and install beta OSs on?

    Thanks for any advice!
    10-20-2016 02:07 PM
  2. N4Newbie's Avatar
    When I was developing apps for PalmOS and Windows Mobile devices, I owned probably a dozen different devices, most all purchased used on eBay. So, yeah, it can't hurt.

    But... I presume you are aware of the various device emulators which are available for Android OS devices, right? Not 100% perfect, but probably 99.98%.

    https://developer.android.com/studio/run/emulator.html
    10-20-2016 02:47 PM
  3. Kevlar1's Avatar
    Okay cool, I don't think I'll buy that many ha.

    I've heard of emulators and would probably use it to build the app but still want to have a physical device to play with. Also, to test out new developer previews. That's what I'm wondering if the wileyfox is okay for, Its no nexus, but could be a good starting device?
    10-20-2016 03:01 PM

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