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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Android loose ballast

Since the presentation of the "editing Google" Galaxy S4 is rumored that there could be a similar move by HTC. Yesterday Sundar Pichai, head of Android,confirmed that in a few months there will be an edition of the HTC One with a unadulterated version of Android for $ 599. The decision promises to end the problem facing many Android users. Google Updates throwing not arrive on time because manufacturers often have to modify all layers of software they added either to differentiate from the competition, either by specific requirements of the phone companies, which in the U.S. are much more market power in Europe. A HTC One or Galaxy S4 "pure" from that perspective are much more palatable. Google has promised immediate updates for these phones, while those of its Nexus models. In principle, these "Google Edition" will be on sale only in the United States and across the we b, but the idea is that more advanced users will find a way to install this version on their handsets pure also purchased through other channels. No solution to the problem of updates is perfect, however, and this creates a new point of tension in the platform. Google now competes with its Nexus line directly with Samsung and HTC. I also did before, yes, but since I could only sell through the web and did not produce a large number of devices the presence was tolerable. Now these two manufacturers are in the same field, and is one that threatens to saturate soon. Google-owned Motorola, announced yesterday that it plans to launch a mobile own "created closely with Google" before the end of the year. There will be a model Nexus, Google has confirmed that it will continue to manufacture , but other phone more in the market. Four manufacturers (especially if the sample spreads between LG, Huawei and Sony) in a market where the only brand that is selling a sustainable profit margin, for now, is Samsung (all other companies lose money) and where the price is now the only way to differentiate.. Nearly five years after starting their Android strategy, however, the search is inthe best position to achieve its vision to start selling independent operators-at least the U.S. - that during this five years have had a say on the final shape and appearance of the phones and many of its applications. But after trying several Android-and some of them American version, with specific operator applications, I wonder if all proprietary software, all those layers, they were only ballast or with these versions "pure" will miss something.Amid unnecessary application and service sometimes sneak some interesting option.

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