What is backward compatibility? Is it important?

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I have heard this term more than 100 times while going through the PS3's features. It is stated that PS3 is not backward compatible with the PS2.

1. What is the meaning of backward compatibility?

2. Are the Android apps also influenced by backward compatibility?

3. Explain the importance of backward compatibility.

Please describe everything about the term above.

Answered By 5 points N/A #181080

What is backward compatibility? Is it important?


Backward compatibility or down ward compatibility means the capability of a new hardware or a software system to interfere with the interfaces and data of prior versions of the system.

And of course, there are Android apps with and without this backward compatible feature. The main importance of backward compatibility is its compatibility with a wide range of products, even after the upgrades. Also it improves the flexibility, usability and supports easy adaptability to the new system.

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