Android system update, but no one seems to care except Xiaomi and oppo

As a mobile phone user, the current system that can be used is no more than IOS and Android. It has become a convention to launch a large system version a year. Many users who are interested in smartphones like to argue about who is better than them, listing various features to highlight who is ahead and who is catching up. However, in recent years, the momentum of Android seems to have been far behind by IOS. On September 9, Android launched the official version of Android 11. According to the amount of discussion and reading on the microblog topic list, Android 11 is far less popular than its rival IOS 14. It is clear that Android is far superior to IOS in terms of user base. Why is this situation? < / P > < p > the first reason is that after the Android system enters the domestic market, mobile phone manufacturers have made exclusive customization of the original Android system in order to make their own differences. < / P > < p > for example, MIUI, emui, coloros, flyme, etc. are excellent domestic customized systems. In the era when machine brushing was still popular, many people would brush their mobile phones to native Android by brushing their phones because they were too bulky or not beautiful enough. At that time, the native Android represented lightweight, fluent and beautiful, and was much faster than domestic UI in terms of function update. < / P > < p > after years of modification and improvement, these customized systems are much better than the native ones in terms of localization customization. They are not only more user-friendly in function, but also solve the bloated and unsightly features step by step by the manufacturers, and the advantages of the native systems will disappear. It’s very simple. Whether it’s easy to use or beautiful, the domestic customized system has surpassed the native system, and the sharp decline of the public consumers’ interest in the native system began at that time. < / P > < p > in terms of key vision, the UI style of customized system will not change with the change of the underlying system. For example, whether MIUI 11 uses Android 10 or Android 11 as the bottom layer, as long as it is MIUI 11, the UI will almost remain unchanged. In other words, the changes at the bottom of the system can not bring a clear perception difference to consumers. Subconsciously, they will feel that “there is no change in system upgrading”. The second reason is that Android native system can’t compare with today’s domestic customized system in terms of function coverage, and it is no longer like that in the past, it has to brush the machine in order to experience new functions first. Such small functions as screen recording and screenshot with shell are also put forward and implemented into the system by domestic manufacturers. < / P > < p > the most important point is that mobile phone manufacturers generally only upgrade their latest products to Android 10 and Android 11, and some old machines basically stay at the bottom of Android 8 and 9. The maintenance cost of smart phones is very high. Android smartphones generally have low profits and a large number. Naturally, it is impossible to support mobile phone manufacturers to carry out long-term maintenance for each mobile phone. According to the market share chart of Android version released by foreign media Android studio this year, the market share of Android 10, which has been born for one year, is less than 10%, while that of Android 9 is 31.3%, followed by Android 8 (21.3%), and Android 7 and Android 6 share more than 10%, 12.9% and 11.2%, respectively. It’s not hard to see that for most consumers, their Android smartphones don’t even use last year’s Android 10, so it’s really difficult for them to actively pay attention to Android 11. < / P > < p > in the final analysis, the situation of China’s smartphone market is always different from that of the global market. In overseas markets, smartphone manufacturers rarely launch “customized systems”, but directly use native Android. The perception of functional changes brought by the large version of native Android system is obvious. However, in China, it is the customized system that directly contacts with consumers. For them, the change of Android bottom layer will not be directly perceived. They naturally have no obvious perception of Android system as the bottom layer of the system. < / P > < p > today’s system update is not as old as in previous years. Every big version update is the same as changing a mobile phone. In most cases, small-scale changes are made on the previous version of the system, and the overall experience is not too different. Whether it is IOS or Android, the basic experience of today’s system has been improved, even if the latest system is not updated, it will not affect the normal use. < / P > < p > in addition, many users think that updating the large version of the system will bring more load to the mobile phone, more functions and new animation will make the mobile phone stuck, and even some hot, stuck and dead phenomena appear. Therefore, they prefer to stay in the most comfortable version of the system, and they are not willing to “risk themselves”. < / P > < p > of course, we will not go into the cause of system stuck here. We just want to say that “upgrading the system will lead to stuck” is widely recognized in China. Under the guidance of this cognition, many consumers have formed a natural resistance to the upgrade of the system. How can a person who does not want to upgrade the new system at all care about the new functions of the new system itself? < / P > < p > although users of IOS and Android are not so keen on upgrading new versions, after all, IOS has Apple’s aura. Even if Apple doesn’t plan to upgrade its iPhone to the new version system, it will also care about the upgrade points of the new system. However, Android phones are not the same. The concept of “Android” in China’s consumer market is gradually diluted. Without “brand belief”, there will be no attention. < / P > < p > the users of Xiaomi mobile phone will pay attention to the upgrade of MIUI, while the users of Huawei mobile phone will pay attention to the upgrade of emui. As for the upgrade of Android bottom layer, maybe not many people really care. In the final analysis, the main reason is that the function update range of Android native system is smaller year by year. The new system can not stimulate the perception point of mobile phone users. The optimization of fluency and opening speed is far less intuitive than the improvement brought by hardware upgrade. < / P > < p > it is difficult for us to see such a “qualitative leap” from Android 4.4 to Android 5.0. As IOS and Android turn to the stage of repairing and patching, the marginal effect of system upgrading is becoming more and more obvious. However, we can’t deny the significance of Android system update. Take Android 11 for example. In the latest version, Google has brought a virtual A / b partition scheme. In short, the terminal device sets two copies of important system partitions. When one copy is working, the other copy can not leave Android Environment. Therefore, users do not need to restart to complete the system update. The whole update process is almost carried out in the background, which saves a lot of time for users. < / P > < p > since Android 9, Google has put more improvements on Android system at the bottom, such as the introduction of project treble and other functions to improve fragmentation, so that the threshold of system upgrade becomes lower. However, from the current products, we don’t see the experience improvement brought by these bottom improvements. A large number of low-end Android phones are still abandoned by manufacturers, and the fragmentation problem is not necessarily improved. From another perspective, consumers’ indifference to Android system updates also represents the complete decline of the trend of “making computers”. To put it bluntly, the group that has mastered the direction of public opinion on smart phones has changed. In the early years, the knowledge about smart phones was basically issued by network opinion leaders such as “people who engage in smart phones”. Their voice represents the mainstream trend of the industry. But with the popularity of smart phones, consumers who don’t care about technology have become the absolute majority. Their ideas and opinions dominate the trend of the whole mobile phone market. In this way, most of the voices in the public opinion environment have changed from product features and functions to topics closer to the interests of consumers, such as “price”, “cost performance” and “photo performance”. In the final analysis, it is not in the immediate interests of the public consumers to discuss the issue of system upgrade. They don’t care or care. However, any Android system upgrade can bring obvious perceived changes to consumers like the IOS upgrade, and no one is concerned about it. < / P > < p > perhaps, both consumers and Google have lost their “expectation” of Android system. Google updates Android system only to complete the task, and consumers feel that it is not bad to stay in the current system. Android system, which has been developing for more than ten years, seems to have been unable to bring us any more surprises. This is also reflected in the release of the official version of Android 11. No one cares about such a big thing. ASMC, a lithography maker, was one of TSMC’s 14 top suppliers last year