Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 24th Dec 2011 13:00 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Earlier today, Samsung revealed that it won't update the Galaxy S, its most successful smartphone to date, to the latest version of Android. You might shrug and dismiss that as just more evidence of Android's inherent fragmentation or the need for buyers to beware, but I take grave issue with it. This is a decision based not on technical constraints, as Samsung would have you believe, but on hubris." This. A gazillion million thousand times this. Also: "It's simple: make a large high-end device, a smaller value device, and a QWERTY device. Maybe one or two other specialty form factors, tops. That's it. Update them once a year, and keep the names the same." It would make updating a hell of a lot easier. We don't need the Samsung Galaxy SII Epic 4G Touch Sensation.
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RE[3]: silly advice
by earksiinni on Sun 25th Dec 2011 12:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: silly advice"
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I'm not qualified to assess Apple's market strategy, but I do know a Scotsman's fallacy when I see one. You've defined "much choice" in such a way that apparently excludes Apple's offerings, which is misleading for at least two reasons:

1. In absolute terms, Apple offers several configurations for its products.
2. In relative terms, you've defined choice in a way that places your own personal values above those of others. Others might not see Polo's different kinds of colors as a matter of choice at all, and in fact they may enjoy Polo for the reason that it is as restrictive (and therefore possibly exclusive) in its cut/tailoring as Apple is in its support for operating systems. Conversely, someone might value the plethora of apps available through Apple's App Store and think that Apple offers them an enormous variety of choices. Choice is all about perception.

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