August 3rd, 2011, the day I got my first Android phone which was Samsung Galaxy Pop(GT-S5570). This made me develop an interest and bonding towards Samsung.
I have been following news and
articles related to Android
smartphones. The real motivation for
my research was the release of
Samsung Galaxy S4 during mid May of
Though S4 was a popular release, users
started to dislike because of the
bloatwares that came preloaded.
Samsung has this unique UI style
called Touchwiz(the latest UI style
being named One UI) where Samsung
concentrates more on customization by
providing users the option of themes.
But with the release of Galaxy S4
running Touchwiz Nature UX 2, Samsung
had preloaded too many contents which
had two main disadvantages:
For the next 3 years I analyzed smartphones of other popular OEMs. Just like how Samsung had Touchwiz, other manufacturers had their own UI design for their smartphone. It was then that I decided to make my research not Samsung specific. I observed original untouched firmwares of these devices and found out the root cause of the problem. With my Custom ROM knowledge I tried to solve the issue. After several attempts and tests I finally succeeded.
Result Analysis - For any smartphone, RAM and Storage are the two primary requirements which customers concentrate on. As a result of my research and analysis,
More knowledge on compilers, kernel, Linux and firmware was required to achieve my career goal of designing a custom Android OS. This was another reason for deciding to pursue my Masters in Computer Engineering.
I would like to acknowledge my uncle for helping me and guiding me in getting this research work copyright registered under my name.
Current status of research - Android Nougat was the last version for which this research work was practically implemented. As for the release of Oreo and Pie, there were major changes in the architecture. As a result, the research work needs an upgrade.
Though I have not got an opportunity to share this with any of the leading manufacturers I really hope my idea and concept will get a practical implementation and customers will be benefitted.
And this is about my research.
If you feel you could guide, help me or refer me to someone who could help then I would like to take this opportunity to request you to contact me.