If you have been wondering why your Android smartphone hasn’t been working as well as it should be, Motorola’s CEO, Dr. Sanjay Jha, says it’s because of the openess of the Android OS.
Really? Yes; really. Here are his points:
- He says that because the Android Market is open, anyone can upload almost any type of applications, implying rogue apps that impact battery life
- He also says that 70% of the phones that are returned are because of issues caused by applications.
Errrr, we are thinking, were these not some of the same issues that people griped about Symbian? What’s new? Next!
And the Solution?
Jha’s solution to all the above is MOTOBLUR, Motorola’s proprietary software layer that runs on top of their Android phones. Motorola is using BLUR to collect data on the applications that people use on their phones and the way they affect the performance of their devices. Thanks to this information, they will soon be able to issue warnings if an applications, say, is going to have a dramatic effect on the phone’s battery life.