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[4]: Off Just a Little
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 15th Aug 2012 06:45 UTC 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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RE[6]: Off Just a Little
by UltraZelda64 on Fri 17th Aug 2012 10:59 in reply to "RE[5]: Off Just a Little"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Well, in a way. But I look at more in the way that I reject the Apple/Jobs faith as I do the Christian religion. I really don't have to try any of Apple's products; the company has done enough on its own regarding its business practices to cause me to avoid them every chance I get. Although there were some products by Apple that I wanted in the past, their behavior over the last half-decade or more makes me makes me proud to have never actually bought a single one one of their products in my life.

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