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Motorola CEO slams Android apps, blames Google’s openness

Motorola CEO slams Android apps, blames Google’s openness

Google’s free and easy approach to its applications market is the principal reason for many Android apps’ poor quality and is inadvertently to blame for customers returning Motorola phones, the company's Chief Executive Officer claims.

Rewind a few years and you'll recall that Motorola was on its uppers. It was only saved from obsolescence by the success of the Android powered Droid. However, that’s not stopped Sanjay Jha from rounding on the platform’s shortcomings.

According to Moto’s main man, Google’s laissez faire attitude to Android apps means that it’s all too easy for substandard titles to slip through the net. What’s more, when those apps crash or fail to work as advertised, users often assume the fault lies with the phone rather than the app, he claimed.

Jha told delegates at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch global technology conference: "For power consumption and CPU use, those apps are not tested. We're beginning to understand the impact that has.”

Jhan’s vocal critique of the Android Market comes amid calls from some quarters for Google to tighten up things at its proprietary software store, in the wake of two high-profile malware attacks this year.

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