Google Creating an Android Flavour More in Its Image Than Before
It would appear that Google thinks that Android is not Googly enough, so to say… In order to counter that image, they have decided to increase its googlyness and hints regarding that more have been spotted recently. Up until recently the Google Nexus line and the Google Play Editions were pure Android, running Android code from the AOSP.
However, once KitKat came around, we started to see Google getting more involved in the process of making Android. We saw the Google Dialer and the Google Now Launcher as two examples of that design direction. They launched a Google Experience for Nexus devices, that may culminate with the next Android version. Google wants itself to be on top of Android and nothing else, like some sort of UI that’s the total opposite of TouchWiz, Sense or others.
With the Android Open Source Project, the hardware and software partners come together and work on Android’s open source code. Then the code is made available for partners to work with. They can go with Google’s Play Services or use their own solutions, like Nokia or Amazon. That’s how fragmentation appears and delays in updates also appear. Android Silver should fix all of this, as Google needs to demonstrate how the entire Google Experience can benefit the users.
Will the Googlyness triumph?