Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Aug 2012 22:17 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless You wouldn't believe it, but something actually, truly interesting came out of the Apple vs. Samsung lawsuit yesterday. Apple had conducted a survey to find out why, exactly, consumers opted to go with Android instead of the iPhone. The results are fascinating - not only do they seem to invalidate Apple's claims, they provide an unusual insight into consumer behaviour. The gist? People choose Android not because it's an iPhone copy - they choose it because of Android's unique characteristics.
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RE[3]: Off Just a Little
by zztaz on Tue 14th Aug 2012 23:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Off Just a Little"
zztaz
Member since:
2006-09-16

The point is that people didn't buy Android phones because they wanted a cheaper iPhone knock-off, they bought Android phones because they were better than the iPhone. The key is that they bought Android phones because of the differences, not the similarity.

Of course, some people prefer the iPhone. That's fine, and enough people prefer the iPhone for Apple to have made lots and lots of money. But lots and lots is not enough, Apple wants to drive everyone else out of the market. Apple's story is that Samsung copied the iPhone, but the survey shows that people didn't want a copy, they wanted something different.

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RE[4]: Off Just a Little
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 15th Aug 2012 06:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Off Just a Little"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

The point is that people didn't buy Android phones because they wanted a cheaper iPhone knock-off, they bought Android phones because they were better than the iPhone. The key is that they bought Android phones because of the differences, not the similarity.

Wrong, at least in my case. I bought an Android phone because I want Linux, and, *gasp*... I did NOT want to buy a motherfucking Apple device. Sorry, but I hate the company. But I have no major problems with Google, so BOOM! An Android device is obvious.

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RE[5]: Off Just a Little
by MagicMaggie on Wed 15th Aug 2012 15:02 in reply to "RE[4]: Off Just a Little"
MagicMaggie Member since:
2012-08-15

BAAM! You're right! ;)

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RE[5]: Off Just a Little
by kid_cid on Fri 17th Aug 2012 00:29 in reply to "RE[4]: Off Just a Little"
kid_cid Member since:
2009-11-30

That's not really "wrong". The fact you wanted linux made Android "better" for you.

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