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Since I started my journey in the Android world have passed through my hands numerous terminals all kinds of manufacturers, to reach my current LG G4. Since then I have tried all kinds of interfaces, some lighter and prettier than others, each with their strengths and weaknesses but always satisfied more or less points.
In this article, we will make a brief review of the benefits of Android stock off the layers of customization and vice versa . It is always compared with respect to the latest version of Android introduced by the manufacturers in their phones, because companies like Sony or LG have been refined a proprietary design that introduced since its first release in smartphones
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in 2014, Google defined the lines of its new interface Material Design, betting on a deep washing face and a more minimalist look, we saw for the first time with the arrival of Android 5.0 Lollipop. This event meant that companies gradually renew its layers, and in this field is well advanced in recent times. It is a process that sigue up.
South Korean LG LG UX 4.0 with added touches of Material Design on their menus and applications, providing greater simplicity personally grateful to a traditionally highly charged layer. The same happened to Samsung with Touchwiz that even Marshmallow (in short reach the Galaxy Note Edge and family) have continued with the guidelines of Google. I could go on with more examples, such as Sony Xperia or HTC’s Sense UI.
Still, the difference in this section remains very palpable today. Here consumers can choose for the beauty and simplicity of stock Android interface itself or the layers of the manufacturer, but nothing a Launcher and a good pack of icons can not fix .
Bloatware yes or no?
We reached another important point of this little comparison. Google, as the owner of Android, introduced in all its famous Google Play Services, as well as applications like Chrome, Play Music, Gmail or Maps among others. While at first it is binding in all phones, the rest of Google applications are replaced by others unique to each company.
To list a few, Samsung added their devices applications such as S Health, S Voice , Kick, Facebook, and Instagram apps by Google and Microsoft to complete its package of bloatware. We also have Motorola Moto Connect and Moto Voice, LG with LG SmartWorld, QuickRemote and QuickMemo or Sony and services PlayStation or What’s New.
in addition to taste, what is clear is that too much bloatware on smartphones or yes affects performance . It is not the same as having pre-installed 10 applications to 56 as in the case of the latest Galaxy S6, as most of these eventually are running in the background and this will always affect the user experience.
Fortunately, companies are increasingly loading their layers of customization, aligerándolas and giving us the option to uninstall applications that do not want to use. My opinion? Apps fair, which already will download from the Play Store which you want in due time.
Where pales Android stock, functions that do have other layers
Finally, we find the third and last major key point. Since I bought the LG G4, one of the functions I use most is the infrared port as a remote control. I find it really easy to change the channel directly to the phone without having to get up at the TV remote.
The same goes for the double screen, an option that takes advantage quite rightly multitasking in large screens can be open up to two applications at once, or the simple double tap to wake up the screen without pressing the button. They are small details that Google has lagged . I was always surprised that something as useful as a shortcut to the lantern did not come to Android stock up Lollipop, forcing install third party applications.
I do not dispute that many of these options can be somewhat unnecessary, but I recognize that if they have contributed to my experience in front of a Moto X 2nd Generation Android stock. Only I miss one thing, the Active Display Motorola.
Before this review of the pros and cons, you who prefer, Android stock or layer of customization?
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News The advantages of Android stock against a layer of customization and vice versa was originally published in Engadget Android by Sergio Figueroa .
February 15, 2016
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