Thin this, ultra svelte that. So what? Sure, we all love thin – but if it sacrifices overall functionality – or even more importantly – battery life, then consumers get downright angry.
A recent JD Power survey revealed that people’s chief concern is with battery life or lack thereof. The race towards thinness is simply not in line with what consumers want. While it serves as a great marketing message, much like “quad core” does, it actually ends up hurting consumers by forcing them to remain near the ‘ol outlet.
Android devices are all about mobility and utility. Try and think of something your Android can’t do. Can you? Ok, good. Now go and do a good search on Google. Go and check out XDA Forums. Check out our comprehensive How to section. If you open your mind to the incredible gamut of potential functions that your Android can do, then you begin to realize that this is truly one of the most flexible platforms out there. Yes, you need to root your device to get the most out of it, and to truly make it your own.
Either way, as one of the best Android sites in the world, we feel a responsibility to you – our dear reader. Without you, what we do simply wouldn’t be possible. We live to serve. And further to this, we are on your side. We want to hold manufacturers to account, whether they are involved in price fixing, or submitting to carriers’ demands to lock down their devices, or if they are charging too much money out of greed. We believe that Android is more than an operating system; it has the philosophical underpinnings of a social movement. Because it works on so many different forms of hardware, it really is the everyman’s operating system. As such, we do our best to serve as a consumer watchdog, and to help share our voice to make the manufacturers and carriers of the world do better.
So, with this in mind, I wanted to reach out to you and ask you – do you want the manufacturers to make a quad core, big, brightly displayed QWERTY superphone? Let us know! Check out the poll below, and list your dream specs in the comments, and we will make sure that the manufacturers see this. I, for one, believe there is substantial demand for such a device, and that if they make it, people will most certainly by it.
Here’s the specs I’m proposing it should have:
And so, what say you? Let us know, and if there is enough interest, I’ll get a petition started. We’re here for you, QWERTY lovers. Really, let us know and we will make sure the manufacturers know.