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Rohan Naravane

In-charge of the Content & User Experience at PriceBaba.com

Rohan Naravane is in-charge of the Content & User Experience at PriceBaba.com. He can be found rambling tech on Twitter @r0han.

Rohan Naravane

Why Do People Want Stock Android On Their Smartphones?

For years, Android phone enthusiasts have been asking for phones running a clean, unadulterated version of the Operating System -- a.k.a stock Android. And for years, manufacturers have mostly lent a deaf ear to these requests, customising the frack out of Android in an attempt to control their fate. Not to say there are no benefits to a customized Android over stock -- the ultra power saving mode in Samsung and other Android phones, the built-in call recording feature in MIUI, or the one-handed mode seen in skins like the ASUS Zen UI are useful indeed. But these customisations come at a cost. Here are a few things that you gain with Stock Android:
06/10/2015 8:10 AM IST
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We Need A 'Moto G' Of Windows Laptops

I believe Windows laptop manufacturers can take a page out of Motorola's guidebook to create a bang-for-the-buck, trustworthy model like the Moto G, instead of hiding some genuinely decent models within a clusterf**k of options that are hard to differentiate for an unsavvy customer.
18/08/2015 8:12 AM IST
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Android's Hardware Fragmentation Problem Hurts

A persistent problem along these past 7 years for Android has been software fragmentation -- thanks to the variety of hardware it powers, its open source nature and manufacturers' desire to use a customized version of Android as a selling point. But there's another kind of fragmentation that prevents Android users from making simple buying decisions -- hardware fragmentation.
10/07/2015 8:38 AM IST
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How to Buy a Smartphone Without Losing Your Hair!

A crazy amount of productive time can be wasted as you make up your mind in buying a new smartphone. And the thing about technology is, there can be something new launched today that makes what you decided to buy yesterday seem pale. And it's not going to stop.
24/02/2015 7:57 AM IST
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This is Not My Next Phone

Choice is a wonderful thing. Choice is a horrible thing. The smartphone has climbed such a high pedestal in our lives, that we're willing to spend hours reading about new phone launches regularly, even though we probably change them in a year or two.
18/12/2014 7:38 AM IST