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: Comment by Tony Swash
by kwan_e on Wed 15th Aug 2012 01:40 UTC in reply to "Comment by Tony Swash"
kwan_e
Member since:
2007-02-18

Why does Apple make so much more money than all the Android devices makers added together, especially given that the use of the almost useless but traditional metric of market share means one should expect to see Apple in commercial decline by now and Android device makers financially ascendant? Why have Android tablets failed so spectacularly?

Why is the OS distribution and update mechanism in the Android ecosystem so obviously broken?

Why, given the relative market shares, is the developer and app space in iOS so much richer, healthier and fuller than in the Android space?

These are all tremendously interesting questions


Why do you keep on asking loaded questions that presupposes the answers; the premises of which also beg the question? They are not tremendously interesting questions because the way you "ask" them don't even suggest they're intended as questions.

Seriously, you sound like a communist propaganda machine:

"Why is our Dear Leader so benevolent and wise?"

"Why are the capitalists failing so hard that they have to send tribute to our Dear Leader under the guise of 'foreign aid'?"

"How does our Dear Leader keep the people happy so that they don't want to run away?"

"Why are our enemies so jealous they want to stop our testing of nuclear delivery systems that are more advanced than theirs?"

These are similarly not interesting questions.

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RE[2]: Comment by Tony Swash
by Tony Swash on Wed 15th Aug 2012 10:19 in reply to "RE: Comment by Tony Swash"
Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

You don't like those questions because you don't like what the answers would reveal. The rear view mirror is a poor way to see what is coming on the road ahead.

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RE[3]: Comment by Tony Swash
by kwan_e on Wed 15th Aug 2012 11:21 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Tony Swash"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

You don't like those questions because you don't like what the answers would reveal.


The only answers those questions "reveal" are the ones you've already implied in the "question", making them meaningless.

THAT is why I don't like those questions. They're loaded and rhetorical and not worth serious answers. Just like those hypothetical questions I've suggested might come from a communist propaganda machine.

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RE[2]: Comment by Tony Swash
by orfanum on Wed 15th Aug 2012 17:46 in reply to "RE: Comment by Tony Swash"
orfanum Member since:
2006-06-02

What are you, some kind of right-wing Korean nationalist, the sort that would perversely rather appease Japan (as history has shown) than see your own country unified under any regime that would be even slightly left of centre? How ironic that you use this analogy on the day both Koreas celebrate their liberation from the Japanese yoke. Grrrr.

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