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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The Need for Speed
by RI_Swamp_Yankee on Wed 15th Aug 2012 13:08 UTC
RI_Swamp_Yankee
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2012-08-15

The big, hairy elephant in the room is the lack of 4G. While Verizon and Sprint have been limping along with their 4G rollout, where I am, I can get a reliable HSPA+ signal pretty much everywhere. It makes a biiiig difference.

I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ on Straight Talk (AT&T bandwidth reseller), and it's amazing - but it's not easy to set up and use. The iPhone is kind of limited and limiting, but very easy to set up and use. Once Apple pulls the thumb out and releases a 4G-capable phone (HSPA+ or LTE), they'll be back on track for utter world domination.

As a Mac evangelist since the late '80s and a die-hard Android fan, I'm conflicted about this...

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RE: The Need for Speed
by zima on Tue 21st Aug 2012 15:26 in reply to "The Need for Speed"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Don't jump on the PR bandwagon (and only in some places, it seems...) of calling HSPA+ "4G"...

Anyway, speeds ("4G" or not) are not that crucial - if you think a nominally higher-rated iPhone will change trends, you're in for a surprise. Plus "4G" is, in practice, more about stuffing more people into the available spectrum.

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