Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Dec 2012 09:50 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "For a seventh consecutive month, the Samsung Galaxy S III is the most popular smartphone in the United Kingdom. The data compiled by uSwitch is based on live searches, pre-orders, as well as postpaid sales. Curiously, Apple's current smartphone flagship is not even second. The iPhone 5 is outperformed by its predecessor, whose lower price and improved contract offers helped it remain appealing. The Samsung Galaxy S II completes the quartet at the top. The rest of the top ten smartphones is entirely an Android party. It includes the Google Nexus 4, who entered the rankings a solid fifth. The second half of the top ten includes the Samsung Galaxy Ace, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Sony Xperia U, HTC One X, as well as the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2." This is getting ridiculous, and it's not good for the market. For the love of Fiona, people, buy something that's not Android. I don't want to live in an Android-dominated smartphone world.
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If, for example, you said the same of Windows (which is clearly nowhere near the best desktop OS technically), I'd agree with you. But what exactly is wrong with Android to justify a comment?
What I hate about Windows is that it really only gained its dominance via volume discounts to OEMs (with veiled threats to lose their discounts if they sold desktops with another OS or, shock horror, without an OS at all). Technically, Windows is a poor OS, but people suffer it because that's all they've known for decades now thanks to the Windows monopoly.

You seem to have some complex about the success of Windows - which actually is not bad on the desktop. It came to dominate because it was (and right now still is) the best of choices

It all happened when Microsoft was still small and cool, in the times of Win 3.x. The period of MS pressure on OEMs was after the fact.

People like Windows despite its shortcomings, deal with it; they like it to the point of pirating it on a massive scale - more than alternatives.

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