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 bassbeast on Sun 20th Oct 2013 12:38 UTC in reply to "RE: It's cheap"
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Sorry but the other guy is right which is why the latest charts still have Gingerbread holding at 1/3 of the install base,its because GB will run fast on weaker hardware.

Hell I'll be the first to admit that even though I've been on Windows since the early 90s I went Android and it came down to cost. I tend to be hard on phones and when my contract expired I wanted something that wouldn't make me bummed if I broke it and one of the prepaid carriers here in the states had Android GB phones at just $25 a pop without any contracts to deal with. The bitch for Google is these GB phones? Are actually quite nice to use, the phone is responsive, pages load quickly and comparing it to the Galaxy III a friend has mine seem to load apps and pages quicker than hers.

At the end of the day price will be the deciding factor for a LOT of folks and when you can get dual core Android phones for less than $100 here without contract? Well its really not a hard choice to make.

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