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5 things Android phones could have done better

Android phones have gone under considerable development over the last decade. What was previously a terribly slow operating system is now a refined, most utilized, astoundingly portable OS. While it’s not for everyone, it’s difficult to deny what Google has done with Android phones. In any case, it isn’t perfect – there are a few Android improvements that should basically be even better.

Here are the five zones where Android phones can do a bit better:

 

1. Battery Life

Android battery life

We’ve seen significant advancement in processor and display tech in the course of the most recent years, which have gone far to help in the war against somewhat average battery life. Be that as it may, hardware alone isn’t going to change the situation. Google has worked vigorously to develop Android’s battery use, with features like Doze mode taking the spotlight in Android Marshmallow, and getting much more engaged use in Android N.

What’s more, now we’re practically there.

The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge both come with an amazing battery life offering an easy day’s worth of use.

In any case, that is the place we should be for all Android phones now. Incredible battery life is one of the principle arguments that iPhone users ordinarily make against Android, and it’s something which is right as well. Apple has made an extraordinary job with regards to optimizing iOS to sip in battery, so it’s good to see Google pushing for that same kind of improvement on Android phones.

2. Bluetooth Connections

Android Bluetooth connections

Ugh, Bluetooth. Everyone uses it constantly, yet it’s simply because there isn’t a simpler or better choice out there. Of course you’d like to see more steady and valuable Bluetooth connection on Android, with more metadata shared between connected devices. For instance, when an iOS device connects with a Bluetooth speaker, the speaker’s battery data appears in the iOS device’s status bar. This is a fantastically valuable feature that one can’t understand why hasn’t been introduced into Android yet.

And then there’s something else to it than simply that: Bluetooth has generally been not exactly dependable on Android. You’d love to see more solid and stable connections for Android phones, yet sadly that is most likely more than only an Android issue. Bluetooth itself really needs to improve.

3. Application Installation and Device Setup

App installation and device setup in Android

If you’ve ever gotten a brand new phone and used your old one to set it up, you definitely know what we are going to talk about here. If you don’t keep an eye on Play Store to ensure it installs everything, it’ll definitely hang some place along the line. You’ve yet to make sense of why this happens, yet it doe, almost every time. Google Play in general is only awful at bulk installing applications.

Moving a step further, Android itself is simply too awful at installing apps. This is something that Google is aware of, on the grounds that with Android N has improved the download and installation process, with some applications (like Facebook), taking around one third of the total time to install. Ideally this will likewise stream into the device setup and bulk apps installation process.

Similarly, the irritating “Optimizing Apps” dialog after a system update will be much speedier in Android N.

4. Additional Accessories

Android additional accessories

OK, so this one isn’t totally Android’s fault, yet despite everything it stands: the majority of all good stuff is for iOS. For instance, music creation accessories and software, like JamUp from Positive Grid, are just available on iOS. IK Multimedia has done a couple guitar-related plugins for Android since Google “fixed” sound info latency, yet those don’t generally even start to contrast with what iOS has already available.

Truly, Google’s audio latency fix came too late and now a large part of the popular companies on iOS have practically no bit-of-interest for introducing their products to Android.

In any way, that is only one case. Android is off guard here in every manner as there’s such a wide gamut of device hardware and sizes in all cases. It’s simple for accessories makers to create things for iOS devices seeing that there are not too many sizes and devices to support with relation to Android – two or three iPhones and a three or so iPads.

That is five or six devices to Android’s hundreds. Regardless of the possibility that companies needed to support the most popular Android devices (which, to be reasonable, Samsung Galaxy devices do have a bigger number of accessories than most of the other makers), that will still account for a few unique devices to develop for, each of which has its own modified version of Android.

Hell! Even Google’s Nexus cases aren’t that unique!

It’s a crapshoot, and for most makers, it’s simply not worth the inconvenience, tragically. Not at all like other things mentioned in this list, you should really not expect to see this one changing at any point in the near future.

5. Bloatware

Android Bloatware

If you stroll into any of most popular four carriers at this moment – AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile, and purchase a phone, you’re getting significantly more than your phone: a ton of additional stuff that you actually don’t need. Why? Since carriers and OEMs strongly push their trash onto phones, which is an issue.

Not only this much, the majority of manufacturers have their own arrangement of craps that for unknown reasons they always like to stuff with their phones. Each maker out there, Apple included, does this, and it’s a terrible practice. One needn’t bother either with S Health or with S Voice. What’s more, one might not want Samsung to make that call itself. Such services should simply be made available through the Play Store. Users who really need them can get them easily without bothering everyone. Sometimes you can disable or uninstall such apps, at times…you can’t!

Google has already committed to reduce what number of its apps come pre-installed on Android phones (Play Newsstand, Play Books, and so forth.), and it’s high time that all carriers and makers stick to the same pattern.

Nobody needs to purchase a phone with 50 percent of its internal storage officially consumed before they can install the apps they wish!

So these are the best 5 improvements in Android phones that you should expect the smartphone makers to give a shot at.

Read more about Android at: 15 Top FREE utility apps for Android to boost your productivity

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Ankita Gairola is an R&D Engineer at SoftwareVilla. She grew up flirting with available technologies and happens to be a dynamic writer with flair of explaining complex technologies with ease to readers from all walks of life. A gadget geek, Gairola spends a major part of each day outscoring latest technologies, playing Xbox and reading books. She learned the ropes to effective writing in her very early days and has penned over 5000 articles for different press and media sources.