Android has come a long way from its inception almost four years ago. Google has made amazing progress with its mobile operating system and they wowed us with 4.1 Jelly Bean in June. However, Android still isn’t even close to where Google wants it to be. Senior Director of Android User Experience Matias Duarte even said it himself.
In response to a comment of criticism on Duarte’s Google+ page, the Google boss replied agreeing with the critic. “It’s true, we still have a lot of work to do. Personally I feel like I’ve gotten only about a third of the way to where I want to be with regards to consistency, responsiveness, and polish,” said Duarte.
Jelly Bean was initially announced in late-June, and we particularly liked it, but there were obviously a few things that we would’ve done differently. With that said, we know where Duarte is coming from and we’re excited to see what Google comes up with during the remaining two-thirds of refinement.
Of course, probably one of the most popular gripes of Android is its many versions still floating around on different devices. While very few phones and tablets are running Google latest version, a lot of users are still stuck on Gingerbread, Honeycomb, or Ice Cream Sandwich.