Motorola’s CEO blamed the open Android app store for performance
issues on some phones.
Of all the Motorola Android devices that are returned, 70 percent
come back because applications affect performance, Sanjay Jha, CEO
of Motorola Mobility, said during a webcast presentation at the
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Technology conference on
Unlike most other mobile app stores, the Android Market is totally
open, meaning anyone can upload an application to the store. While
Google removes applications that are found to be malicious, there
is no mechanism for ensuring that applications perform
“For power consumption and CPU use, those apps are not tested.
We’re beginning to understand the impact that has,” Jha said.
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