Android has 5 things that we would love to see changed

Explore the whimsical wish list that we have compiled for an Android that is more intelligent, sleeker, and user-friendly.

We would like to welcome you to our wishful thinking for Android, where we have huge dreams and complain fairly, where we picture what Android could be if only a few things were addressed. A world in which all Android phones, regardless of brand or model, receive updates at the same time and in which you are able to receive support that is both courteous and helpful for any software problems you may be experiencing. A universe in which children consider Android to be cool. A fantastical universe, to be sure, but while we are dreaming, here are the five aspects of Android that we would most like to see altered.

1. Updates that are more streamlined

Imagine if every single Android phone was automatically updated to the most recent version, just like a particular competitor with a fruit-named product.

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One of the most well-known aspects of Android is its fragmented updating procedure, which has been thus ever since the first HTC phone was released to the public. Something along these lines takes place:

1. A new version of Android developed by Google is released.

2. The Pixel phones are the first to receive it.

3. Everyone else is required to wait for their original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to modify it, add bloatware, test it, and publish it.

4. If the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) simply says “nah,” you will never receive the update.

5. Repeat the process.

In order to circumvent this congestion, Google has made significant progress by distributing individual app updates through the Play Store. There is an additional advantage to this, which is that it makes annual operating system updates more agile. This is because it does not have to update each and every application in a huge annual overhaul like a certain other firm (looking at you, Apple).

On the other hand, the core Android system, together with all of its security patches, the most recent features, and any redesigns, must be approved by a large number of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and many of them will not even try to push the update to their customers.

On the other hand, what if Google had the ability to send fresh updates directly to each and every Android device that is compatible with the operating system? However, in order for this to be feasible, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) would need to enter into some kind of partnership or consortium with Google. There is a possibility that original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) could make it possible for them to accept upgrades that are compatible with their specific skins and bloatware.

An Android experience that is consistent across all devices would be provided to customers as a result of this. Additionally, this would make it possible for manufacturers to compete based on the hardware they produce, rather than on how effectively they bloated the operating system with unnecessary applications that no one will use. We are only able to dream.

2. Support for overhauling

It is only a dream away to have a support system that is both nice and responsive.

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Imagine this: you decide to get a more expensive new phone. For the first month, it functions perfectly, but then all of a sudden, the software begins to exhibit glitches. In either case, you are unable to sign in, or your account has been compromised. You can either dial a single number and receive a helpful somebody who is fluent in your language to assist you, or you can go to the nearby shopping mall and go into the store, where a qualified “genius” will take care of the problem for you.

Clearly, you do not possess an Android device in this scenario. If you did that, you would be given the runaround when you contacted a random number for a call center that was subcontracted out under your name. It’s even possible that you’ll get irate. And I hope you have a pleasant experience at the shopping center. The only thing that the kiosk where you purchased your phone is interested in selling you is an Otter case that is priced excessively high.

Imagine for a moment that Google offered the same level of support for all things Android as Apple does for its products. It is possible to have a conversation with a Google person in the event that something goes wrong with the software. These representatives are courteous and informed. It is not rocket science, after all, to provide customer service that is both kind and consistent. For one hundred years, businesses have been engaging in this practice.

3. Please just hand over everything to us.

There is merely a paywall, and there are no premium features available.

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Why should a camera experience that is marginally superior be called a “pro” feature? Each and every Android original equipment manufacturer (OEM) has joined Apple in the practice of nickel-and-diming its customers by providing a more expensive “regular” version of their gadget in addition to a far more expensive “pro” version.

The best camera, the best speakers, and the finest display could all be combined into a single gadget, so why not do that? We would be thrilled if a firm were to offer a single phone that has all of the top features available in the market. This encompasses a variety of wacky software tricks. They might even be able to charge a higher price for the phone.

First things first: the Galaxy S24 is not a low-cost gadget. Let’s be honest about that. Although the Plus does not provide a significant amount of additional features, it does come with a significant price increase. As a matter of fact, the Ultra could as well be an entirely other phone. Anything that combines the best that Samsung has to offer in a device that is one of a kind. They might go with a different name for it in order to differentiate it from the S24. No, I am not sure. Perhaps a comment along the lines of “Note?”

4. Unifying the design of mobile applications

Android ought to have a design language that is consistent throughout.

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When it comes to app design, Android is like traveling to a Wild West theme park. These icons come in a wide variety of sizes and forms, and the overall experience of using the app is varied from one developer to the next. Although some applications are slick and up to date, others are stuck in the year 2015. Not even the original equipment manufacturer’s applications are consistent. Samsung Notes is a sophisticated, up-to-date, and sophisticated application, but Samsung Mail appears to have been slapped on by a sophomore student in a computer lab.

Using this method, you might modify the icons of your applications by downloading an icon pack. Aside from the fact that it makes your app drawer look more appealing, it does not alter the way the application appears or performs once you begin using it.

The encouragement of a unified design language across the board is something that we would be thrilled to see. It is not that we are suggesting that Google should mandate a specific design language; rather, we are suggesting that app developers should be motivated to adopt specific rules. If, for instance, their applications adhere to the predetermined design principles, it is possible that they will be able to achieve a higher ranking in the search results shown by the Play Store.

5. Make sure the app drawer is clean.

There is complete and utter anarchy in there.

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Whether you choose to organize your app drawer in alphabetical order or manually, it will continue to be a maze of misplaced tools and apps that you have forgotten about. Apps are downloaded, but later forgotten about. Spending valuable time searching through your drawer for the appropriate icon when you need to find it is a waste of time. If you take the time to read the names of each app, I pray that you are blessed.

We would be thrilled to see a more intelligent organization. We are sorry to be the bearers of bad news, but Apple is on the right track with its pre-organized folders for applications. It is true that Apple does not always get things right, but Android could do a better job of organizing apps within the app drawer by putting them into categories or folders. People who would like to have a more organized and less cluttered experience could find it useful to have the choice to activate it.

Time is saved when the app drawer is neat and well-organized. It means spending less time looking for applications. We have full faith that Google will be able to perform this as a component of the Android experience as a whole and completely blow this one out of the water.

Those that came in second place

On Android, there are a few modifications that we would like to see.

1. Stop prohibiting the unlocking of the bootloader.

2. Remove the 3.5mm headphone jack from the device.

Third, bring back storage that can be removed.

4. Integrate backups for apps in the same manner it is possible for programs to use iCloud on the iPhone.

5. We need Android phones that are smaller in size.

Transform complaints into greats.

We are aware that the majority of these yearnings will never be granted to us. To bring them into existence, it would take more than just Google working alone. In order to make that happen, it would be necessary for all Android original equipment manufacturers to collaborate. The Android community itself, which includes us, is another factor to consider. Even if we were all in the same room together, we would not be able to reach a consensus on the color of the walls. Without a doubt, these alterations would be met with significant opposition from a large number of individuals.

Instead, we will find ourselves daydreaming about the ideal Android phone.

 

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