Aug 22, 2017
Syed Ibrahim joins Tim Keirnan for a critique of the
Motorola MotoG4 smart phone. While the G4 was touted as an
affordable, "pure, clutter-free version of Android", Tim's
experience was anything but pure Android. Syed's expert Android
wisdom provides a counterpoint to Tim's confusion and
disappointment as the discussion ranges from the pluses and minuses
of the G4 to the shortcomings of various reviews of the phone when
it came out.
Our conclusion is that, if the botched implementation of the G4's so-called "pure" Android experience is bad, the coverage of the phone in the traditional tech media was even more sloppy. How is one to shop effectively for a good Android phone in light of reviews like this? Syed has suggestions.
Thanks to Tom Merritt for his report on Lenovo switching all its
phones to "stock Android". The link to that particular episode of
Daily Tech News is at
and the license for distributing this excerpt, unmodified,
We won't waste your time linking to all the crappy reviews of the G4 that missed the point in so many ways on this unfortunate phone.