Motorola has recently backed off an earlier statement by its CEO that indicated that the poor performance of its phones was due to the Android apps from the Android Market. Sanjay Jha, CEO of Motorola, had earlier indicated that the lack of evaluation of the power usage of Android apps into the Google Android Market has affected the way the company’s phones function. He indicated that the effect on the phone’s performance is highlighted when the Android apps from the Android Market are used simultaneously.
But Becki Leonard of Motorola clarified that the third-party developers of Android apps on the Android Market were not singled out by their CEO as the main reason for majority of phone returns. The statement from Motorola indicated that majority of the phone returns were due to issues related to slow operation, battery life aside from the third-party Android apps from the Android Market.
Leonard indicated that the download of the apps was not the main message that Jha wanted to convey. The statement from the company also indicated that it evaluates the reasons for the phone returns in order to improve product performance.
Motorola also indicated that the company has provided resources to developers in order to produce excellent apps. The company is collaborating with developers in order to evaluate the Android apps in the Android market to make them perform better on the Motorola products. However the number of the apps available makes it impractical for the company to evaluate all of the apps.
The company also indicated that the MOTODEV of the company aims to enhance the experience of the market in the use of Android apps from the Android Market. However the quality of the apps is the main glitch in the system since any app can be uploaded into the Google Android Market. Android apps that have violated the terms of Google or are malicious are the ones removed by the company. This is unlike the Research In Motion, Microsoft, and Apple where all apps are evaluated before they are uploaded into the store.
Despite the current complacency in the Android Market, a number of developers are speculation that Google is developing a system that will help enhance the quality of Android apps that will be uploaded into the market. This may involve the upload of Android apps into the Google Android Market after which it will be tested to check their performance, which would enhance the quality of the apps.