Are you an Android Owner?
The divide between the Android and Apple users is slimming but there are still distinctions between the two that each one could do to better their systems.
Let’s face it, no androids battery life holds up to what the device itself is supposed to be capable of. The problem isn’t with the hardware. Google has made the efforts to optimize how the android system hits the battery but there’s been no progress.
So, yes, everything now is Bluetooth capable, but it’s known on android to be, not so reliable. While on Apple devices Bluetooth capable devices just show up on the status bar android requires you to go to the settings screen.
Google has also put in some effort to increase efficiency on how the apps install. For full device setup though it is a pain to get everything onto your device.
This is an android problem that is fed by the device makers themselves. Even after having a Galaxy for months I’m sure that you will still have more “Samsung” and Google apps on there that you don’t use than apps you use every day.
It takes forever for Android to put out updates and then for each device manufacturer to decide to give the update the go ahead. By the time you get an update that makes a difference, there’s a new full version out.
Design and Appeal
Apple has achieved a level of functionality that requires physically less code to operate and look nice doing it. Many of androids apps do look nice however most of them don’t. Many of their apps don’t run as smoothly and are setup in less than efficient manners to achieve a better look. Android would greatly benefit from some upscaling in this aspect.
Device Wide Search Function
Have you ever tried to find a file you downloaded? It is impossible. Literally, is it in files? Is it in Folders? Will I have to open Google Docs and open in Downloads and then sort by most recent to find it? What if it’s not an editable file then Google is no help. A device-wide search should be expected, but android users apparently haven’t expressed this need enough to get attention.
Moving from one Android based device and trying to use Google services on other products is a struggle. The docs aren’t always updated, Sheets are hard to get to, and the only thing that works really seamlessly is Gmail. Which Android counters with issues in the email department, each device having its separate email option and Gmail being available on every android device?
Fast Charging is still not Lightning
Yes, there are chargers available now that charge devices faster. This isn’t a standard for Androids yet and it’s hard to carry on from device to device. There is a lot that lightening offers to Apple devices that just doesn’t have a comparison in Android, but the big one is charging times.
Have you ever tried to get support on an android? Let me tell you, you will be referred to call: HTC, Samsung and Sony. And receive virtually no help either way.