Internal Storage, Battery Life, Application Sales: 3 Crucial Ingredients Android Lacks
Nov 24, 2009 7:30 AM –
Like a coach for a football team, these key components need rallying and coordination for Android to grow and flourish…
Internal Storage on Android has Alzheimer’s
Bottom-line, handset makers need to really consider including a significant amount of internal storage. 256 megabytes just ain’t cutting it. SD Card storage is nice to have but Android phones should have a decent internal storage capacity as the first option then SD Card second. This would boost Android Gaming development if consumers could easily fit a 100MB game on the phone smoothly without clearing more than three quarters of their apps.
Battery Life is an Ankle-bitter
Partly faulted to Android’s OS and developers… background processing is a strength and fatality of the platform. Sure we love the multi-tasking capabilities but hate the strain run-away processes do to performance and battery life. The Android OS by default should come with a power manager as do laptops offering; power saver, balanced and high performance battery profiles to choose from.
App Sales are Absent
Partly to blame are reasons above prohibiting superb app development and “Open Source”, which always has a confusing connotation with “free”. Even larger game development companies such as Gameloft has jumped ship on Android due to lagging sales. Android app developers are squeezed to make apps at extremely low costs plus they’re selling to a smaller customer based in comparison to Apple. Another key component is until recent, there’s no way to take advantage of impulse buying such as carrier billing or “in-app” purchases.
Improving these core aspects of the platform would attract iPhone developers whom given up on Android due to key points in this article. Overall strengthen smartphones powered by Android.