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[5]: It's cheap
by Morgan on Wed 16th Oct 2013 21:43 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: It's cheap"
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This pretty much exactly describes where we are at. We aren't quite poverty level if you combine our incomes, but we're certainly not "well off". I left Sprint for Straight Talk and was given an HTC One S by my best friend when he upgraded a few months ago. I pay $45/month for unlimited everything and I have a huge selection of phones at my disposal if something happens to this one.

My wife is still on Sprint, with a Kyocera Rise that was free but we pay $100/month for her line (again, unlimited everything). When her contract is up we will probably move her to the same phone on Virgin Mobile, as she is more than happy with the phone as it is.

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