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: Comment by bbap
by dvhh on Wed 16th Oct 2013 12:58 UTC in reply to "Comment by bbap"
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I still think that this kind of article are click bait,
Of course Android users would mostly disagree that choice is an issue and iPhone user would insist that a well streamlined user experience is what matters most. And both side would be right.
But it seems to me that these arguments are more for justifying their purchase than advising future buyers.
In my point of view the argument for phones/tablet (mostly iOS vs ) sound like debating which is best between Burger King and Mac Donald.

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