Does the Level of Choice on the Android Scene Work Against Users?


Over on the Six Revisions site, Dave Feldman has stirred up some controversy with his post, “The Problem with Android is Choice.” You’ve heard this argument before–the one about how the Android arena is overly fragmented and not organized around common standards–but Feldman makes it pointedly. According to him: Choice reduces user satisfaction, reduces usability and reduces product quality.

As far back as 2011, I covered surveys of developers expressing concerns about too much Android fragmentation.  According to Feldman

“As a society we’re deluded about choice. We perpetuate the myth that more is better — yet there’s research going back decades to suggest the opposite…”



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