Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Feb 2013 22:39 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Google is growing increasingly concerned with Samsung's dominance of the Android - and smartphone - landscape. Supposedly, the topic is being openly discussed at Google, and as far as I'm concerned, that's great news.
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ilovebeer
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2011-08-08

The moment Samsung ditches Android, people switch to another manufacturer. While more time passes Android users are becoming more tied to the platform, knowing or not if it is Android, be it applications, Google services, etc, like iOS users that are tied to their App Store applications. Do you think people will switch to Linux if the big PC OEMs ditch Windows for Linux? Not gonna happen, people will switch to the next one that gives them Windows.

Trying to compare Android to Windows in this way is nonsensical. Also, you seem to think Android users are fiercely loyal to Android.. But, why do you think this? I'm sure most of us (if not all) know many iOS and Android cellphone users. I do see loyalty amongst the iOS'ers (though it's more of a general Apple loyalty), but I don't see the same with the Android'ers.

I think you're mistaking what's mostly not-wanting-to-pay-iPhone-prices for loyalty to Android.

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BeamishBoy Member since:
2010-10-27

I think you're mistaking what's mostly not-wanting-to-pay-iPhone-prices for loyalty to Android.


In my experience it's more a case of people seeing that Samsung are releasing phones that are (i) better and (ii) cheaper than the iPhone.

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Fanboyism exists on all platforms.


I think you're mistaking what's mostly not-wanting-to-pay-iPhone-prices for loyalty to Android.

This implies that Android users wished they owned an iPhone. There's plenty of people who choose Android over iOS because they prefer Android over iOS.

The real question is whether they'll prefer Tizen over Android and iOS if and when Samsung decide to switch.

Edited 2013-02-28 16:31 UTC

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