iPhone 6 Plus and Motorola Nexus 6 the biggest disappointments of 2021 – Michal Szczepanik
Michal Szczepanik – researcher, designer and developer, with experience that includes working with almost all mobile technologies. From the mini-interview you can find out what in his opinion was the biggest mobile failure of the past year and which mobile devices he is most likely to use on a daily basis. You will be able to hear Michal Szczepanik as early as 11. February during Development Day.
What in your opinion turned out to be the mobile "failure" of 2021 and why?
In my opinion, the biggest failure of 2021 are the two flagship smartphones’s. I am referring to the iPhone 6 Plus and Motorola Nexus 6 models. Both of these models failed right after the launch, the iPhone bent under the pressure of no small forces, and the Nexus 6, despite the slight differences in performance from the Nexus 5, far exceeds it in price. This is mainly due to its display and dimensions, which make it a bulky phablet’a.
Up to now, the Nexus line of smartphones’s line of cheap and powerful Android devices, this change in the case of the Nexus 6 is unlikely to go well.
Which operating system is hosted on your phone? Why exactly this?
I usually use a set of devices, namely two smartphones’Android and an iPad Mini. On the phone, I prefer Android, because it has a much greater ability to customize the interface to suit your needs and so you can quickly check a lot of information. If it is a matter of urgency to perform some activities that are not always convenient on the phone, such as. Web browsing or writing back to email – in this case I prefer the iPad. In my opinion, the tablet market belongs to iOS, as many more applications on it are refined for tablet resolutions and capabilities.
I also see a significant difference when it comes to battery savings.
You will give a talk at Mobile Trends Conference 2022. What your speech will be about?
The topic of my lecture is reverse engineering Android applications. I would like to show on it how to extract relevant information from a file .apk and what data in the code is worth protecting. Many applications in the Play Store are virtually unprotected, and with simple tools it is possible to copy their code and solutions, and very often to extract data about the communication protocol and users.