Android is the mobile operating system most used in the world. What many users do not know is that what they use is not Android in its most pure and distilled, but a personalization layer that each manufacturer puts on top of the core operating system of the green robot. Although over the years these layers of customization have been gaining in agility and functionality, there are many reasons to choose Android Stock above them. And if the term Android Stock not sounds do not worry; we will clarify your doubts and give you a number of good reasons to use it.
Android Stock (also known as “Android pure”) is the version of the operating system that Google developed and packaged in their own terminals (also is that we can find in many custom ROMs). You do not have alterations, or changes produced by the manufacturers of smartphones.
We can mention Samsung, whose terminals now have a personalization layer that runs on top of Android called One UI (and previously Touchwiz), or Huawei to EMUI and Xiaomi with MIUI as manufacturers apply layers that run on top of Android drivers, applications, and other types of software that is not commonly available with the original os and pure Android Stock.
Currently, a good number of manufacturers are still using these modified versions of the operating system, although as the years go by increase the number of brands that offer devices with Android Stock series.
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Many followers and users of Android, ensures that a pure version of the system is the best experience you can achieve. And there are compelling reasons that support this assertion. Let’s look at each in detail.
One of the points most criticized Android over the years are the potential security risks and the malware. And while the operating system of the green robot it is not what is called a breeding ground of malicious software, over the years have found in him a good number of security weaknesses.
Google solves these problems relatively quickly, but when it comes to take them to the rest of the devices that have layers of customization, the thing is not dependent on the company of Mountain View. Manufacturers should take these patches, customize them based on your specific versions to make sure that they are compatible and then release them to the public. This delay also increases the risk of security.
And, of course, Google over the years has been improving the speed with which they release patches to fix certain weaknesses. However, the best way to get the last (and also the fastest) involves having a pure version of Android.
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Another huge problem facing the terminals with a layer of personalization that is applied is that the manufacturers are very slow to roll out new versions of the operating system. Many users spend years in the same version of Android, despite the fact that they appear new versions. Sometimes this situation forces users to buy a new device. How could it be otherwise, seeing the pace at which advances the development of mobile, makes soon again find yourself in a similar situation.
Counting with a pure version of Android updates are received as Google releases them (it is not so in the case of Android One, where you take a little longer). It is not necessary to adapt the new version of the operating system to the personalization layer, and make sure that they are compatible, which streamlines a lot of the upgrade process.
Somehow, what Android Stock does during the life cycle of a device is to strengthen him against the programmed obsolescence. With the latest operating system will also come with new versions of the Google applications, as well as improvements in the performance and in the management of resources of the terminal.
Handset manufacturers, in general, tend to include their own apps in the modified versions that are installed on the devices. This is not bad, but it does represent a small problem when you come with the Google applications (which are also preinstalled in the majority of cases). The result is that you end up with a considerable number of applications duplicate: Chrome and the browser manufacturer’s, Gmail, and the app mail that was already pre-installed… happens even with the app stores (such as the Xiaomi or the Samsung and Google Play). This ends up generating a small and unnecessary clutter: is more than likely to never use the applications of the manufacturersand the worst thing is that you can’t uninstall them. This is what is known as bloatware.
The bloatware can have a significant impact on the performance of your device and the battery life, especially if there are applications running in the background. It does not matter that include improvements to optimize the use of resources in the code of the system, when the apps manufacturers can send to fret with all of them.
Also precisely as a consequence of the bloatware the operating system ends up taking up more space than you should, hogging more memory capacity internal forcing, in some cases, to seek solutions to the users. This is especially noticeable in the phones that do not have slot for memory card.