Motorola boss blames Android for higher device return rate
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Motorola Xoom was the first tablet to be out featuring Android 3.0 or Honeycomb. After so many devices later, the Android tablets have exactly not won hearts yet. But why? Well, Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha has an answer – it is not the hardware, but the app experience that is turning people off.
"70 percent of all smartphone returns tend to be for software reasons. We're beginning to understand now what has been going on," said Jha. He pointed out that because Android is very open in terms of complete customization of the operating system, anyone who can develop an android app can put it on the marketplace, without any stringent testing process. This increases the probability of an app malfunctioning in the way that is detrimental to the overall device such as excessive CPU and battery usage, or spreading malware to affect your data.
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