Hey, all you disgruntled owners of cheap “Android” phones!
I have a bit of information for you:
- Unless your phone is branded “Nexus,” you are not running Android. You’re running an OEM skin on top of Android. Big difference.
- If you bought a cheap (usually prepaid) HTC, Samsung, or offbrand phone, it will suck!You will have problems, and you will most likely hate it.
- The above point is fine. Sometimes you just need a cheap phone. But when your phone sucks, do not blame Android! Blame the shitty OEM for making a shitty phone.
- I cannot stress enough, most of you with an “Android” phone have never experienced Android! You may have experienced HTC’s Sense, Samsung’s Touchwiz or Nature UX, Motorola’s Blur, Sony’s nameless skin, or any other OEM’s skin, but you’ve never used an Android phone.
- Unless its Nexus, its not Android.
Thank you for your time, consider yourself educated.
putog mainit na android!!!! fuck you very much!!!!!
sorry napamura ako pero android really sucks!!!!! lost all of my msgs, contacts and everything!!! f you very much android!!!! I swear to God that I wont buy an android phone again. fag!!!!!still and forever team ios!!!
I get so sick of seeing this bullshit -_-
Unless you have a Nexus phone, you’re not running Android!!! You’re running whatever OEM skin OVER Android. Blame the right people.
take a moment to realize you have never seen your face in person, just reflections and pictures
some scientists agree that if you saw a clone of yourself, you wouldn’t recognise it as you, because our idea of what we look like is so different from what we actually look like
If you. Have, android the n.you know why.this happens
Get another keyboard, dude. The play store is rotten with third party keyboards, including SwiftKey (my favorite), Swype, Thumb keyboard, and many more. Take some initiative with your phone, its an Android. If you don’t like it, you can fix it.
This ain’t some iOS treating you like a baby.
my phone has been shutting off and restarting itself since last night and it’s really pissing me the fuck off. help?
Without knowing what Android version you’re running, when it started happening, what you could’ve changed to make this happen, no one can help you. Random reboots are a common problem with many, many potential causes. Need more information to make a diagnosis…
THINGS I HATE
When you see a person with an ipad, iPhone, iPod, or other device with no case on it. You see that screen? that’s made out of glass. if you drop it the screen will break. If you invest your hard earned money on a device, especially one with a glass screen, you need to buy a case to protect it.
And you know what’s worse? when a person doesn’t have a case on their $500 iphone, and it gets shattered because they didn’t have a case on it. why have a device worth that much if you’re not gonna take care of it? The takeaway: as long as you have a glass screen device, you should have a case on it.
I disagree with this for a couple of reasons:
1) some devices, like the HTC One or most Motorola phones, are plenty durable without the case. A good, solid body and a lifted, plastic bezel and chamfered glass with a screen protector (if necessary) is about as safe as you can make it without a case, which brings me to my second point:
2) cases ruin the aesthetic of a device. People tend to get way too much case for their device. Take the glass backed Nexus 4. It is a beautiful, gorgeous phone with an incredible aesthetic. The most case you need on it is a bumper, unless you work in tougher conditions. There is no excuse for an otterbox on that phone. Same goes for the One, or the iPhone, or any other product with a clear focus on aesthetic and feel “in the hand.”
I use my RAZR Maxx naked because it has the bezel and chamfered glass I mentioned earlier, and it also has the kevlar backing. That phone is a tank. I used to use one of the silicon skin cases on everything, but I decided it really didn’t make much difference with the build quality of the device. I also decided I was cheating myself out of a great “in the hand” experience because I was worried about scuffing a little plastic.
So unless you work in conditions that are tough on devices or you are really clumsy (and self-aware enough to know it), you don’t really need to go nuts with the case. If you’ve got a glass back or screen glass that is flush an lacks a plastic bezel, get a bumper case and a screen protector. Otherwise, your naked One or RAZR (or similarly well built device) will probably be fine.
Just updated my sister’s phone for her to Jelly Bean.
She used to complain often about the battery drain (a known issue with ICS) and I saw there was a bit of a lag, so I decided to try and help her out. Wanted to install a custom ROM, but I knew she’d be hesitant to have a phone with a voided warranty.
Finished up about thirty minutes ago, and all she could do was complain.
“So do I have to reinstall all of my apps?”
“Where’s my wallpaper?”
Should come up soon.
“It better…well, what exactly did you do?”
I updated the software.
“And…what exactly will that do?”
It won’t lag as much. Battery shouldn’t be hampered by your activity. You got Google Now.
“Wait…where are my apps?”
The app drawer.
“Well there were apps on my home screen…”
Well…either the update either cleared them or, since you chose to use the easy mode launcher, it got rid of them.
She mumbled a weak thank you after mp the interrogation was over.
She won’t be receiving as more assistance. Some people just can’t let their phone be tinkered with, I guess.
These experiences are always so weird. I just want to ask people “if you’re not gonna update it, why the hell do you have it?” But most people, the “average consumer,” doesn’t look at that when they get a phone. The age of the device and the likely update frequency are almost non-issues to the non-power user. There are the “normal users” who care about updates, but they’re in the minority.
I update software for people all the time and its always these same questions. “Why is “x” different? Why doesn’t “y” do this thing anymore? Where did my “z” go?”
Then the inevitable “It’s too different, it worked fine before, why did you change my phone around?”
And if its something like Gingerbread to ICS, there is a veritable shitstorm. “OH MY GOD ALL MY APPS ARE IN DIFFERENT PLACES WHY IS THE CAMERA DIFFERENT I HATE ALL THIS SWIPING WHY ARE THERE TABS THIS IS TOO CONFUSING!!!”
Yeah. For people who don’t enjoy the feel of using updated software, updates are a cumbersome and annoying barrier between them and their device. I will never understand the divide. Updates often look better, work more intuitively, and perform more efficiently (save when you get the off bug-ridden update). I love updating and getting new features. I like experiencing a UI differently.
I think most people just don’t like change.
From Business Insider:
In a clear sign that sales are pretty weak, AT&T and HTC dropped the price of the First, the only phone to ship with the new Facebook Home Android app right of the box, to $0.99 from $99 this week.
The phone launched less than a month ago….
According to sources, analysts, and user reviews in the Google Play store for Android apps, Home is a dud so far.
After we reported the news about the First’s price drop, one source familiar with Facebook employees’ thinking on Home said our headline, “HTC’s Facebook Phone Is Clearly A Flop,” was “sadly, very right.”
A couple things.
No. 1: Facebook Home is supposed to connect us with our friends even more than Facebook already does. But no one wants to be that connected to their friends.
I mean, I dig my friends’ taking the same pictures of Dolores Park and lasagna as much as hearing about the exploits of their dogs and kids. Which is to say, not that much — and certainly not as much as Facebook Home promises/threatens to deliver.
No. 2: Once again, an Android-only feature is flopping or has flopped. Google’s mobile operating system has yet to introduce something not already found on iOS that makes Android a “must have” item.
For instance, Halo singlehandedly made the original Xbox a contender because it wasn’t available on other platforms. Android needs a Halo if it is ever to be anything beyond the $0.99 alternative to iPhone.
(Yes, I’ll get the “fanboy” moniker for pointing out the obvious — but it’s obvious, no?)
I think Google’s “magic bullet” feature in Android has nothing to do with the end user. The magic bullet in Android, the reason Android sales are starting to outpace iOS device sales, is because its free, open, and stable. All of this attracts hardware manufacturers and others to the ecosystem on the back end.
Aside from the fact that Home is more a Facebook feature than a Google feature (its basically a custom launcher, of which there are many), the assumption that Android’s defining feature has to be UX related is a fallacious one. Android’s defining feature, for better or worse, is already apparent and has been from the beginning. Its a matured OS now, especially since 4.0, and its not like iOS’s walled garden.