Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Oct 2013 09:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

I think many who extol Android's flexibility fall into the tinkerer category, including some tech bloggers. They love all the ways they can customize their phones, not because they're seeking some perfect setup, but because they can swap in a new launcher every week. That's fun for them; but they've made the mistake of not understanding how their motivation differs from the rest of us.

A whopping 70%-80% of the world's smartphone owners have opted for Android over iOS. You could easily argue that 3-4 years ago, when Android was brand new, that it was for early adopters and tinkerers. To still trot out this ridiculous characterisation now that Android is on the vast majority of smartphones sold is borderline insanity.

Choice is not Android's problem. People who assume out of a misplaced arrogance that they represent the average consumer are the problem.

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RE[2]: It's cheap
by ichi on Wed 16th Oct 2013 11:13 UTC in reply to "RE: It's cheap"
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Virtually everyone I know with an Android phone has a high-end one. I've never even seen any of the low-end devices you speak of.

Then again, Samsung has a 75% market share in The Netherlands, driven almost exclusively by the Galaxy SII/III/4.

Same over here, I guess it depends on the country.

I don't know what's Samsung's marketshare in Spain but Android as a whole accounts for over 90%.

It's weird though, considering the financial crisis and our high unemployment rate, that pretty much everyone seems to be carrying a flagship device (usually a Galaxy, and always subsidized by carriers).

If price alone was a decisive factor Nokia has some pretty cheap phones with decent advertisement for carriers' subsidized models, and yet WP's marketshare is close to cero.

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