Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th May 2010 14:55 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless When Apple sued HTC, and targeted Android specifically (news which came out of the blue), many people, including myself, were convinced this was Apple letting the world know they were afraid of Android's rising popularity. This notion was laughed away by many an Apple fan, but it turns out that this is most likely far closer to reality than many dare to admit: in the first quarter of 2010, Android conquered the number two market share spot from the iPhone in the US - and by a wide margin too. Update: Added a graph which better shows the trend.
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Why I got an Andriod
by TemporalBeing on Mon 10th May 2010 20:01 UTC
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2007-08-22

...I refuse to pay for data plans. I don't use data via the Cell Network, but from WiFi is sufficient. iPhone was too expensive and AT&T/Apple requires a $30/month data plan to go with it ($200 up front, plus $720 over the next two years = $920 total for the phone).

Of course, AT&T requires all smart-phones that they put on their network to have a data plan, a minimum of $5/month. But you can get around that if you don't buy the phone through AT&T.

So I went to Google and bought the NexusOne; disabled/deleted the APN settings for Cingular/AT&T, and now I've got what I wanted (for the most part).

The interface is a bit better too. We got a iPod Touch for my wife, which is basically the same as the iPhone, and I can certainly notice the difference when switching between the two. The back button on the NexusOne is a big plus.

Of course, as a developer, I may end up hacking into the NexusOne a bit more too, but it gives a level of freedom that I'd never be able to get from an iPhone, and in some cases more than any other carrier provided phone too.

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