How smartphone companies are screwing with your Android phone
Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider
That's because phone makers add their own software features, or "skins," on top of the pure version of Android so that they can differentiate themselves from other phone brands.
Unfortunately, while some skins add great features that you wouldn't find on any other phone brand's phone, it also means that you get a lot of extra apps from the phone maker and carrier.
And more often than not, apps made by phone makers and carriers tend to be poorly designed both aesthetically and functionally. It's the reason why a lot of Android fans prefer Google's version of Android over the bloated versions phone makers create.
Here's a look at all the ways phone makers are changing Android compared to the clean version from Google's own Nexus phones.
- A teacher who quit and took a job at Costco says life is much better now — she has a life, can pay her bills and finally sleeps at night
- Gautam Adani takes the high road and calls off Adani Enterprises FPO after a 28% crash in stock price
- It's been a very bad month for Indian billionaires — four of the richest Indians have collectively lost about $45 billion in 2023
- Gold and silver jewellery to get a lot more expensive
- India’s rich to shell out more for luxury cars, global travel but may have more to invest
- HDFC's Q3 net profit rises 13% ₹3,691 crore
- Adani Enterprises withdraws RHP, cancels agreements with several parties
- Union Budget 2023: A look at personal tax proposals