[Q] Why can't Sense framework be packed into an APK?
I'm not a developer so please bare with me.
Why can't HTC Sense framework be packed into a ZIP or even APK? I realize the source code is likely under lock and key by HTC, but is that what is needed to make this work? Is it not possible to extract it from developer releases of their ROMs?
Computers can operate by being able to install different packages and frameworks to make certain software work, so why not for Android? The Xposed framework can be installed via APK (similarly to how one would install C++ updates for their PC).
It would be absolutely phenomenal, if taht is even a grand enough word to use if this would be possible. That way, HTC apps like Camera, ZOE, TV etc. would be compatible even on Google Play Edition or other AOSP ROMs.
I say this because after doing research I see that a lot of HTC Sense apps were ported to previous versions of Android GE (ICS for example) that still contained Sense framework files needed to make these apps work.
Could someone intelligible please enlighten me to this? I'd love to at least understand why this is, or is not feasible.