Android is the most widely used mobile operating system in the world, and I love it, but it's impossible to fail to recognize that it has some flaws and points that can be improved. Below are four annoying behaviors in the Android universe that keep me from getting the best out of the green little robot.
1. Uninstallable Bloatware
The Android universe suffers from bloatwares, these apps that are already installed on your smartphone or tablet and cannot be easily removed. Of course, companies may include native applications on their devices, seeking to leverage a particular service or fulfill business partnerships, but preventing the user from uninstalling these useless applications is absurd.
This is because it forces the user to keep apps that he does not use and that consume precious storage space, especially on more modest devices with little internal memory. Bloatware may even be removed completely, but it requires the user to have root access to the device, which creates the next problem.
2. Security lock that invalidates warranty on root
Being an open system Android offers endless customization possibilities, from visual aspects to performance improvements. However, in order to achieve this the user needs to have root access to his device, he may breach security locks set by the manufacturers that invalidate the warranty.
So if you only have root access on your device for the purpose of uninstalling an application and then have a camera problem, for example, the manufacturer may stop repairing the device claiming a loss of warranty. Samsung is one of the biggest representatives of this attitude, using the Knox counter that records any unauthorized changes in the system and can hardly be circumvented.
Of course, in the name of security some functionality may be disabled in the case of root, such as Samsung Pay, which does not work on rooted devices, but denying the fixing of swimming defects has to do with software change nonsense.
3. Lack of official accessories
The Android universe has hundreds of different handsets, and not all of them have official accessories made available by manufacturers, which focus their efforts only on top-of-the-line models, leaving intermediate and input devices dropped for unofficial accessories.
Even with these unofficial accessories the range of options is reduced, as Android devices are not standardized in size, discouraging manufacturers from making new accessories, preferring to manufacture products for iPhones and iPads, as a small number of products reach a huge amount of. gadgets.
4. Excessive launch of devices that prevents proper support to all of them
Here is one more problem brought by the grandeur of the Android world, with dozens of manufacturers launching dozens of smartphone and tablet models every year, with no interest in keeping them all up to date.
Again Samsung stands out for its ability to launch new handsets at the same speed as they are virtually abandoned in the software upgrade. This is a point when manufacturers seem unwilling to change, forcing their users to switch smartphones to access the latest versions of Android.
And you, do you know any other annoying practices in the Android universe?
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