Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Jun 2013 18:39 UTC
Apple "Apple's new iOS 7, which the company unveiled last week at its Worldwide Developer Conference, says a lot about the future of mobile devices because Apple owns the future of mobile devices." If you're an Apple fanatic, you're going to love this article. If you're not an Apple fanatic, you'll be shaking your head in disbelief that the once great AppleInsider runs stuff like this these days. Hey, there's always MacRumors - the last great bastion of proper Apple rumour reporting.
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RE[8]: Comment by Wafflez
by Nelson on Sun 23rd Jun 2013 22:12 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Wafflez"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

And since Android still is growing, you already know the answer. Of course, as a hobbyist Android-hater, you don't like it.


Android can be growing without there being much brand loyalty, if the growth is derived from an expanding market. However, as people churn through their contractual agreements with their carriers, Android users pivoting to iOS and Windows Phone presents a problem.

This is a medium to long term problem, but it is a problem. That's not to say that Google can't (or isn't already) improve Android to make it more desirable.

Likely if every Android experience consumers had was with a Nexus device running a vanilla Android experience then perhaps things would be different. Its not however, so Android's lack of brand loyalty would have little to do with the relative success of Samsung (which I assume is why my comments offended you).

I'm sure if everyone held and used a Galaxy S 4 then there'd obviously be some real good retention stats for Android, but not everyone does. The vast majority of Android devices are cheap pieces of garbage.

What's going to happen when the people who got pushed into these contracts by sales reps have to renew? The landscape in 2013 is more competitive than in 2010 or 2011.

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RE[9]: Comment by Wafflez
by No it isnt on Mon 24th Jun 2013 17:35 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by Wafflez"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Actually, the best selling Android phones are all top of the line. Look at Amazon: Galaxy S3s and 4s, HTC Ones all over. You're just lying to yourself to make Windows Phone look better.

Your comments offend me because you're constantly lying.

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