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RE[5]: Comment by Wafflez
by gan17 on Sun 23rd Jun 2013 22:20 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Wafflez"
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Its been my experience as well that a lot of Android users are there primarily because of cost, and that a good chunk of them aspire to own iOS devices.

Only half-true. Yes, some people would like to own an iDevice but can't afford them. On the other hand, there a people who simply want a smartphone, even though they still only make calls and messages (along with maybe facebook and twitter or whatever). It'd be the same use case scenario whether they were on iOS or Android. They don't have much use for everything smartphones offer, so there's no point in spending more. I'd wager this "get shit done and move on to real life" demographic is bigger than the "would own an iPhone if I could afford it" one.

I've never heard a lay person say they love Android because its Linux, or because it has an SD Card, or a task manager, or can run an HTTP server or whatever.

Can't speak for all lay people, but this lay person thinks Android is about as Linux-y as his microwave oven; it's only the kernel they share. On top of the kernel, they couldn't be more different, and thankfully so, imho. Having fairly secure, lean Linux distributions mentioned in the same sentence as Android is already insulting enough.

People use Android because its flexible, cheap, and available. There's very little brand loyalty there (save for the Samsungistas)

and Samsungistas listen to cheesy K-pop, which is even worse than Bieber.

Edited 2013-06-23 22:26 UTC

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