Motorola’s CEO, Sanjay Jha, blames Google’s Android Market for performance issues on smartphones while participating at a webcast presentation at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Technology conference.
He said that out of the total Motorola Android smartphones returned, 70% are sent back because applications affect performance. Google’s mechanism is different from other mobile software markets: everyone can upload an application while Google removes only malicious software bits.
“For power consumption and CPU use, those apps are not tested. We’re beginning to understand the impact” said Jha. Motorola’s own Motoblur, started out initially as a social application, will have a larger impact and more important role in Android smartphone life. “We are getting to the place that we should be able to warn you” for instance when using a certain application that will drain x percent of your battery life.