Yesterday during the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2011 Technology Conference, Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha blamed Android’s open app policy for performance issues on devices. Sanjay Jha said that out of all the Motorola Android devices that are returned, 70% are returned because applications affect performance.
Mr. Jha blames the problem on the Android Market’s open policy. Unlike Apple’s appstore, the Android Market is completely open. Anybody can upload an application to the market at anytime. Google doesn’t do any types of checks to ensure that the applications perform efficiently. Although Google removes malicious apps, that is only done after it has been reported.
Sanjay Jha believes that Motorola could fix this problem with Motoblur. That’s right. Motorola wants to fix performance issues on Android devices with Blur. Motorola is able to understand the impact of applications on a device because of its Motoblur application. Apparently, for all of the non-rooted phones that it runs on, Blur is in the background collecting information on how you use your applications and how that use relates to power consumption. Motorola then learns which apps drain power based on the data. “We are getting to the place that we should be able to warn you,” Jha said. He pictures notifying users when they launch an app with an alert stating how much power a problematic app will drain from the phone. The user will then have the option to continue or conserve power.
So what do you guys think? Would you enjoy using Blur if the above feature was implemented? According to Jha, there are over 10 million people using it at the moment. I personally think that it’s a good feature. It’s also a good thing that Motorola is trying to differentiate themselves from the rest of the pack But I also think that Motorola should work on improving its own UI. When your own UI causes performance issues, you need to take a look at it before you start blaming other developers.
via PC World