Are We Losing What We Love in Android?

Posted Apr 02, 2012 at 7:04 pm in Threads > Opinions

We loved ya'.

As Android users, we take pride in our freedom. Freedom to swap out batteries at will, and to add more local storage. But is this slipping away?
Like most on this site, I’m an avid Android fan. I was disappointed Motorola’s Droid Razr did not include a removable battery, even if the explanations for why not were understandable. In addition, Google’s own Nexus series did away with micro SD card expansion. Then HTC took it a step further when when it announced the One X would not have either of these beloved features. Don’t get me wrong, these phones are all fantastic in their own respect. It was simply, for lack of a better word, a bummer to see these features omitted. We are in a power and data hungry world. Not having a replaceable battery or expandable storage only limits us.
The openness of Android is one of its best aspects. Let’s hope manufacturers don’t keep following this pattern. Thoughts or arguments? Let others know in the comments.