Monday, July 13, 2015

What People Don't Get about AndroidOne

One of the things that has both surprised and disappointed me, is the lukewarm reaction to AndroidOne. The thing that users don't seem to get (possibly because Google doesn't do a good job telling them), is not only that AndroidOne devices are inexpensive and still very usable, but that AndroidOne devices will be very well supported for at least 2 years.

I had bought my Dad a cheap Samsung phone (to see if he would be open to using Android). The screen was small, which I was okay with, but they stopped supporting the phone right after releasing it. So six months later, when there was a new version of Android, this phone got no love from Samsung. By one year, most apps wouldn't support the device....

The only manufacturer other than Google that seems to have been pretty good about its OS support (and OS fidelity) is Motorola, which has done a great job with its Moto E/G/X devices. Keep it up, Moto! Wish others would take your lead and stop trying to mess with the basic OS when they aren't fundamentally improving things.
 (Sorry, last paragraph was off topic, but some things just bother me)