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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cdude
Member since:
2008-09-21

Look at this column, you are saying "Android" vs "iPhone" You are comparing apples and oranges! You should compare iPhone's to Galaxy S3's.


iPhone == iOS since there are no other iOS mobile devices. Whereas with Android the Galaxy S3 is only one of many mobile devices in the market running Android. Samsung itself does offer far more Android devices then only the S3 and all of them contribute to the iPhone vs Android market share. But unlike iPhone there are even more companies offering Android tyen Samsung only and even all there devices are of relevance if the contribute to the Android success story.

You yourself wrote iPhone and combining all iPhone models into that whereas you decline to do the same for Android. I would say thats Apple's vs Oranges.

You need to understand that one of the reasons why Android is such a success are all the very different devices offered. If only google would make Apple-like one device and nobody else, eg Samsung, would offer other Android devices then Android would not be where it is today. So, when we talk about Android and try to compare with the iPhone then we need to compare all offers, all of the ecosystems with each other.

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Liskat Member since:
2011-06-11

Apple vs Oranges

There's no real comparison between the two platforms, because they're different models. In that mindset we would see Apple sue Samsung for iOS vs Android, iOS UI vs Android UI + Touchwiz, iOS themeset vs Android themeset, icons vs icons.. iTunes vs Samsung Apps, Amazon app store vs ... Oops.. I'm even confused whether Apple wants to sue Samsung (using Android as base) or Android itself or is it the hardware, looks? And this is just one Android vendor ;)

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