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Android: State of the Platform

0. phoneArena 31 Jan 2014, 10:56 posted on

Every once in a while, it's worth it to take a moment to reflect and look forward; and, with that in mind, this is the first of a four-parter that will look at the changes that have happened on each of the three major mobile platforms over the past year, where those platforms are headed in the coming year, and the last part will take a look at the new challengers on the way. Starting things off is the current market leader: Android...

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posted on 31 Jan 2014, 11:15 18

1. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Michael! Your articles are so quality stuff!

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 12:22 7

11. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Android is one of the powerful mobile OS around the world.

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 17:57 3

33. jael206 (Posts: 145; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


Is there an option to "follow" authors here in PA? Coz I will really be one of the first subscribers for Michael H.. All his articles are interesting reads. I wonder why he still hasn't shown himself in front of the camera though.. C'mon man, do a video of your enlightening articles!

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 20:50 1

35. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


follow him on Google+

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 11:18 3

2. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Well written and unbiased article! Waiting for State of Platform: iOS.

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 11:25 15

3. alterecho (Posts: 1098; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


I'm waiting for WP. It will be a one line article (unless its a list of faults, in which case, it will be a 10 page article).

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 11:34 3

4. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


That will be a good thing for you since your phone won't lag while you read it.

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 11:38 11

6. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Yeah, with Android you can read numerous pages of articles without lag. Sorry that your phone can't...

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 11:40 6

7. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Fanboy alert!

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 14:00 6

18. papss (unregistered)


Again with directing the wrong person. You truly are thick minded

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 16:40 3

28. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


The WP address should be interesting, especially with Nokia being involved the past few years... There's definitely been much more good than bad, and more progress than digress...
Nevertheless, they are all fun to read!!!

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 11:35 5

5. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


I'm not sure if 10 pages is enough... ;)

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 14:28

24. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2146; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


It's actually too little for the "fault" of Android.

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 12:17 3

9. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


It seems a lot of people have a lot to say about nothing except for hating sake.

I do hope when it comes to Windows Phone platform that Phonearena has the decency and fairness to talk about how Microsoft Windows Phones changed UI design language from Skeuomorphism to Flat design language which both iOS and Android has since adopted.

Also how Windows Phone first introduced deep OS level integration within smartphoneswhen the competition was basically app centric.

Far as I can see all OS lacks something that the other has, I can list features that both iOS and Android basically copied from WP.

Far as im concerned WP redefined the modern smartphone in many ways, hope Phonearena will be like (60 minutes) TV show and be neutral when writing about my platform of choice.

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 12:29 3

12. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2072; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Completely agree with you. These Android and iOS fanboys keep forgetting how they're OSes are copying the flat and tile bases UI of Windows Phone. +1

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 20:52

36. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


wow, let me guess - you used to have an IlovemyIphone user name, right? Android's UI was out before Windows, sooooo.....once windows improves more, I will definitely consider buying a phone from Nokia.

posted on 01 Feb 2014, 03:27

39. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 811; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Of course, coz rectangle was invented by MS and is a patent of WP..

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 16:34 1

26. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Very good.. I agree with a lot you said.. Giving credit where credit is due.. Good job.. It seems that we have some sensible, and mature people here on PA... Some...

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 12:21 2

10. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Lol dude. U r funny.

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 12:48 1

14. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2146; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Actually, Android has much more "faults" than ios and WP have. And this is a great article. Hope the same for the other two platforms.

posted on 01 Feb 2014, 09:39

42. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Actually you have no idea what you are talking about.

And why don't you change your name to LumiaFanZone or IphoneFanZone?

I have a newsflash for you - Xperia means Sony with Android!

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 16:32

25. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


You love WP...

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 12:07 4

8. Finalflash (Posts: 3206; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Don't have to wait for an iOS one, I think they wrote one in 2010 that is still relevant. Unless you want to read about the new lipstick they put on their pig...and then called it a new pig...that's always an interesting story.

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 12:33 1

13. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


That's your opinion. I (and propably many others) would love to see iOS one. After all it's second most popular mobile OS.

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 14:28 2

23. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


You're right, I think they should skip iOS and move on to WP. iOS has nothing to offer at this point I think I just threw my iphone out of the window, oops

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 16:36 1

27. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


All three are interesting to read.. It's technology history as far as I'm concerned, and it shouldn't have anything to do with what platform you do, or don't, like.. It's all cool to read about...

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 13:09 2

15. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


With Google and Samsung just signing a big agreement, I'd love to see a split screen option that's common on Samsung's newer phones to become part of the stock Android coding.

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 13:59

17. rihel_95 (Posts: 301; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


That Google and Samsung deal might be about multi window in Google experience Android (stock), not only to debloat samsung if we are lucky.

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 14:20

22. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 474; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


I've wanted it for a while now as well, it just makes so much sense, the only reason that it hasn't been on stock Android is probably because Samsung has a patent for it.

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 13:40 3

16. twens (Posts: 979; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Hmmm, funny how features of touch wiz that people refer to as gimmick is so much desired to be implemented as a stock feature in Android. Touchwiz may stutter once in a while but it's time people just give Sammy some credit. It has the most features of any skin one can find on Android.
Samsung phones feel like w8 on a mobile device simple because there is nothing a Samsung phone can not do.

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