Pure Android

by Volker Weber

Motorola did a Q&A via Twitter. Here is a question that interests me:

Q: True Android experience is clear in both Moto X and G and you went for pure approach. Why? A: This approach allows us to create , simple, meaningful experiences - like provide software updates quicker than competitors

I hope Motorola continues on this path after being acquired by Lenovo. And I would love the Lenovo Yoga Tab even more, if it ran pure Android.



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Albert Buendia, 2014-02-26

Volker, I am not sure what you are trying to say, especially since you have critizised Google lately for its services - or do I have to understand "pure Android" as "Android without Google services"?

Philipp Sury, 2014-02-27

I mean Pure Android without a vendor skin. Like a Nexus device.

Volker Weber, 2014-02-27

Thank you for the clarification. :-) Yet I am still a bit confused about your statement as I believe the lack of interoperability of Google services makes you stay away from Android and rather embrace the Windows Phone?

Philipp Sury , 2014-02-27

The other way around. I started using modern Windows devices like Surface and Lumias and found Google to be increasingly hostile to Microsoft customers. It became a pain in the ass to use Google services. That's when I stopped using Google+ and chose other services where possible.

If you are a Google customer with Android or Chrome, the world looks different. You want to be as close as you can.

Volker Weber, 2014-02-28

Sorry Volker, for the risk of getting on your nerves I have to ask again because you are my trendmeter, so to say. :-)

I understood you left Google+ because of the perceived hostility against Microsoft device users. I understand your need to have services work universally because of the frequent switching of devices. So at the bottom I basically memorized the message: "don't use Android unless you want to be locked into an Android world".

Based on this message, your comment on this Q&A came as a surprise to me. As I don't visit your webpage that frequently anymore, I did some reading and believe I have an idea why you like the Lenovo Yoga Tab, but is it good enough for you to promote Android again?

Philipp Sury, 2014-02-28

The Yoga is good enough to be used daily. It's just very nice to hold. But it's not a very good Android implementation. Pure Kitkat would be much nicer.

Volker Weber, 2014-03-01

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