Whatever happened to Google ditching Android?
That story was just a silly observation which turned into rumor, especially when it was based on a 30 dollar accessory. Oh my gosh it doesn't have so Google must be ditching Android all together. People have bee speculating that Chrome OS will overtake Android as Google's next mobile platform for a while now, again it's just rumors with absolutely no solid information to back it up. In fact it's Chromium OS (Chrome OS's development build) that has been receiving many Android additions, not the other way around, if anything Google will merge the two platforms but that is a long way off.
I don't know if you had a chance to play with the new L release but it's really nice, the best Android version released to date, fast, extremely fast on a Nexus 5 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB of Ram. First time I've seen Android without so much as single hiccup, as fast as iOS(honestly is, very impressive for something that's still development). A real test is actually visiting this site and posting a comment, previously when scrolling through a heavy comment laden thread, Chrome would jerk more then a 13 year old who found his daddy's vintage Playboy collection in the attic. Now it scrolls, .
So I say screw Samsung, their take on Android is, archaic (they still use menu elements from Android 2.x), heavily skinned, memory hogging (seriously a big problem here, my sisters husband had a Tab 3 10.1, Intel x86 CPU, 1GB RAM, upon a fresh reboot the system only left 320 MB for apps), as all hell (their new 12" model is actually a pretty powerful tablet but because of bloated ass it feels like it's running on a 3 year old CPU, ), UI is ugly as sin and the worst part about their Android version, updates, Samsung has one of the worst track records when it comes to keeping their Android devices current. Seriously, using the Tab 3 again as an example, I just checked for giggles, yep it's till stuck at version 4.2.2, where talking an entire year on the same version, inexcusable, what do they expect, people to update to the new Tab 4 after only a year of owning the Tab 3 just so they can have the latest version of Android. Funny they updated the 7" version to because it's their most popular model from that series. By the way it baffles me to no end that people would rather save 50 to 60 dollars by purchasing a Samsung Tab 3 7" or Tab 4 7" then go for something a lot more superior like the Nexus 7 v2 or even a EVGA's Note 7 (that even has an active digitizer pen, HDMI port, and 4, with regular updates), just for kicks, using AnTuTu benchmark on the Tab 3 7" resulted in a score of 9877, the EVGA Note 7, a whopping 34365. Sorry, I got a little side tracked, it's just something that bothers me about some people, do they just don't care, don't research, just plain dumb. what is it?
Google is on the right path, take Android back, third party manufactures would have to be crazy not to utilize an unmolested L release. I personally will only buy an Android devices that is either a Nexus device or is a Google Play Addition as it's the best performing, updates come in a timely matter, really clean interface and no bloat.
By the way, I am not saying people on this forum should buy an Android device. I am just commenting with the point of view as a person who just happens to have an Android phone, it's a toy for me top play with, that's all. So please Marvin the Martian don't disintegrate me
Oh, one more thing, have you guys seen the new Logitech Fabricskin Keyboard Folio for the iPad Air or Mini, so beautiful, thin, I wonder how it is to type on, whatever I want it.