What is going on at Google with their android apps? I tried (again) today to see if I could run with Google's offerings instead of Samsung's and others which I normally use and yet again I was left so frustrated that I ended up deleting most of them. Issues include: Google App: massive battery hog. Only fully functional in US language. A miriad of odd options which I have no clue what they do ( cartoons?) Poor widgets. Unable to accept that I don't want a flippin' feed. Cards are rubbish and are mostly useless outside of the US. No decent card widget or display function outside of the GN launcher. GNL: Not pixel. Will never be pixel. Pixel doesn't exist ffs. Crap widgets Can't change a damn thing. No dark mode Massive icons. White everywhere Basically a platform for cards which are garbage. Maps: When did maps get so rubbish? It it borderline useless for travel. The damn thing doesn't respond for ages when opened. What's with the ninja location based info feed settings? Why the hell do I want to know that a train I don't use us leaving in 10 mins? Why do you hAve my GPS on steroids? Gmail: Widgets are crap. Poor options. What? No multi select for messages? A confusing Mish mash of post 2000 software developments. It's all fur and no knickers. Assistant. Good lord. I subscribed to play services beta to try to get this to work as I don't live within 50 miles of mountain view. Had to download Allo to get it, even though I've been using another of Google's messaging apps (hangouts) which seems to be getting more marginalised with each passing update. Didn't work. Tried everything but between GPS, GNL, Google app, and allo all arguing with each other I gave up. Goggles. Last updated in 2014. Google home/Chromecast Love Chromecast. Hate it's unreliability. I am forever factory reset it it because it just won't let me cast. Seems to not reset it's links once I've disconnected and won't let me in again. Home app is a mess. Looks and works like it was done on a Sunday afternoon. Contacts. Contacts. Wot? Two of the same apps? Wtf is Google carrier for play services? Why is it so white? Pdf pdf. Yes. Two of the same app here as well in the play store Calender Widgets are awful. No reminders? Seriously I could go on. Some of the issues are Google wide: A abundance of white US centric feature sets Inter- App conflicts Adandoned and poorly supported. I disable Google app Google+ Books Games Gmail And anything else I can on my Samsung normally and use Samsung's Apps where possible. I find a huge increase in battery life and much better synergy. Why are Google apps just so poor? Why do they feel like beta applications? Why can Google not have a synergy and uniformity of approach and quality with its apps. If you read Reddit at all, Google software is basically a laughing stock. I'm thinking that should just give up lol. Thoughts?