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[4]: Comment by bbap
by dukes on Wed 16th Oct 2013 22:26 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by bbap"
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"I would say that a problem with Android isn't "choice". It's too much choice.

I don't quite get this claim. It's no different from TVs, cars, bikes, computers and so on, they all have a bajillion different choices and yet only Android-phones are singled out. Why is it "too much" of choice when it comes to cellphones, but nowhere else? I certainly have never heard anyone complain about there being too many phones to choose from, they just go for whichever looks the most appealing to them.

My comment wasn't just about cellphones. It deals with everything. I even provided a link. Guess you didn't see it.

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