Despite its small decline according to the latest data, Android continues to be the most widely used mobile operating system in the world. The key to success will surely have to go get it at the opening of the platform, thing that makes Android an OS versatile and easy to implement in almost any type of device.
Many manufacturers have grown up in the shadow of Android, because free and availability of open source to modify and adapt to every need the operating system, have made grow exponentially Android of all kinds and prices of the most attractive devices catalog.
However, not everything is good in this regard, and is that the opening of the Green Android platform makes Google losing control in terms of refinement and of each device software updates, appearing the nemesis of Android: feared fragmentation.
And here we wanted to arrive to open the debate about the stagnation of most devices, especially economic ranges, in 4.2 Android Jelly Bean.
The maturity of the operating system came with Android 4
It is no secret that the signing star Matías Duarte, father of acclaimed webOS from HP and the current Android interface lead designer, made the operating system to give a huge leap in quality in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Nor is it coincidence that Android continues in the fourth version, and is that maturity was reached with the three flavors of Jelly Bean, all versions 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3, which served to Polish the good work of Duarte and his team in the development of Android.
Since then has undergone few changes the operating system, which has been growing with an already marked line which has not moved, and that has led many manufacturers to choose to not spend resources in advance to Android 4.4 KitKat, which arose months ago but with improvements little visible for an average user.
Input ranges tend to stay stagnant
By this, we can already confirm the post-sales support is important – that they ask a LG immersed in his own resurrection-, and is that users do not want to pay a high cost for a device to allow upgrade to the first hurdle.
Little can be justified that a high-end device that costs a whopping 700 euros is not updated at least for two years, but is that becomes more open to criticism the manufacturers update support is in economic ranges.
There are lots of variety, and many manufacturers without software Department stresses even white-label devices made in China, so updates becomes more complicated. In addition, many economic chipsets as the famous MediaTek or even provide the necessary drivers to manufacturers they so they can update their devices, so that the factors against multiply.
If this were little, the main manufacturers of the platform They Castle in the low margins of the input range to not devote resources to update these devices, focusing on high-end and updating the input range with new devices that require to proceed to checkout to users instead of new versions of software for terminals already on the market.
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is the first fully mature Android version, has long been on the market, adaptation is simple to all kinds of hardware, even to older architectures, and its performance is stable with few resources, so it is no wonder it is the version chosen by most manufacturers to abandon the development of your devices.
Very cheap chipsets, but at what price?
Android users have seen how the Nexus range sonrojaba to the entire catalog showing prices of demolition for high-end devices, and also how Chinese manufacturers showed a superiority that is astounding when it comes to putting terminals of unbeatable quality/price ratio on the market.
This however is achieved at the expense of something, and is here where should highlight something we have already mentioned a few lines ago, and is the low margin that many manufacturers of devices, get what you It makes it impossible to dedicate staff and resources to their terminals software.
And although many of these manufacturers wanted to upgrade their terminals, they would be found with the difficulty of hardware, and it is that becomes essential that the chipset supplier update their drivers for new versions of Android, something that rarely occurs in the economic range.
MediaTek has only updated at the moment its chipset octa – core MT6592 with the telephone P8 and P9 with the head, but has forgotten the rest of its range when, majority in the devices economic and anchored by its drivers to Android Jelly Bean.
This is why we advise you to be careful when purchasing an inexpensive terminal that does not meet some minimum guarantees of after-sales support, because it can become a headache if someday we are left with a terminal new in use but obsolete in terms of software.