Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jul 2011 22:09 UTC
Legal Two different graphs. Both happen to be published at Ars Technica, with one of them coming from a different source. Seemingly completely unrelated, but when you ponder the waterfall of recent lawsuit-related news, these two graphs suddenly tell all there is to tell. These two innocent little graphs illustrate why Apple is attacking Android so ferociously.
Thread beginning with comment 482704
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[4]: Phones vs tablets
by henderson101 on Fri 29th Jul 2011 10:07 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Phones vs tablets"
henderson101
Member since:
2006-05-30

[citation needed]


Depends on provider, but all you need to do is look at the Vodafone UK, Orange UK, T-Mobile UK and O2 UK sites. You can get a Galaxy 2S for LESS than an iPhone 4 on most sites, or at worst, the same cost. The iPhone 4 is, what, 9 months older design wise. So, basically, the iPhone 4 is still being sold at a PREMIUM price, where as the Android phones that came after it have dropped in price greatly. I'm not going to do your work for you. You're the part time journalist, I'm the Software Engineer.

When I look around, I see the expensive Android phones from HTC and Samsung all around me - no cheap phones AT ALL.


But the Netherlands isn't seeing the same economic crunch that the UK and the US is, so that is not a fair comparison. Here, we see a lot of cheap Android phones and they sell well. I see countless people trawling the various discount phone stores we have (Phones4u, Carphone Warehouse, etc) as well as the vendor own shops (as most UK mobile providers have shops on the high street) as well as online sales (google "cheap UK phone") for the absolute best offer. We don't have the same Mobile phone culture in the UK as the rest of Europe, as most people have subsidised contract phones or fairly cheap pre paid.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[5]: Phones vs tablets
by moochris on Fri 29th Jul 2011 18:33 in reply to "RE[4]: Phones vs tablets"
moochris Member since:
2009-03-20

Counter-anecdote: I live in the UK as well and most Android phones I see people with are the more expensive HTCs and Samsungs. I actually don't think I have any friends or family with a cheap Android phone at all.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[6]: Phones vs tablets
by henderson101 on Mon 1st Aug 2011 09:07 in reply to "RE[5]: Phones vs tablets"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Sure, but it depends on the circles you move in. I see city boys with flash phones, but urban tube dwellers with cheap Android PAYG handsets. Why is this? Well, the fact that Android has so many handsets made by a range of different manufacturers is a large factor. You *can* buy the Android phone that was "hot" 6 months ago at a low cost, because the perceived turn over of hardware stock is so high now. This was always what drove the UK market.

Reply Parent Score: 2