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: Why I chose Android...
by jigzat on Wed 15th Aug 2012 00:04 UTC in reply to "Why I chose Android..."
jigzat
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2008-10-30

I don't think it has anything to do to being technical skilled or not, I'm a software engineer and I really don't want to bother hacking my phone I don't even use Cydia on my iPhone anymore.

The other side of the story is that Samsung is pretty successful outside USA and I don't think all the gazillions of users are technical skilled.

To be honest I don't think Samsung success is based on user's mislead although Apple has the right to protect it's IP. I remember the one-click purchase patent by Amazon, Apple had to license it. Google and Samsung are not better or worst, they are commercial companies and when you on top on the hill you won't let anyone else, be it Apple Microsoft or the Ex ONG Google. Is really easy to be the good guy when you are in front of someone meaner than you.

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RE[2]: Why I chose Android...
by cdude on Wed 15th Aug 2012 06:02 in reply to "RE: Why I chose Android..."
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

technical skilled or not


He refers to vertical technical skills. If you are focused on a horizontal segment like apps only, and there is nothing wrong about it since focus is important too, then it does not apply.
But if either your horizontal skills are below the app-stack, like Kernel, or your skills are vertical so it includes things below the app-stack, like the kernel, then you are lost at iPhone cause you have no access to that segments. Its a black box whereas with Android you have the option (usually not as default but yes, you can) to go down and up all of your stack.

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