These days, most mobile OS upgrades tend to revolve more around refining than reinventing.
That’s basically been the case with Android since 2015’s Marshmallow release — and that’s not to say the updates have been inconsequential. They’ve just been more about adding polish to the software and finding new ways to make little things in our lives easier than radically reimagining the way we interact with our phones.
That’s arguably a good thing from a user’s perspective. After all, whether you’re an individual Android user or an enterprise IT manager, you don’t want to be learning and dealing with entirely new interfaces every six to 12 months. By and large, you just want devices to keep getting better within the parameters you know — to make it simpler for you to stay efficient and productive with a minimal amount of thought and effort.