Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Oct 2013 09:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

I think many who extol Android's flexibility fall into the tinkerer category, including some tech bloggers. They love all the ways they can customize their phones, not because they're seeking some perfect setup, but because they can swap in a new launcher every week. That's fun for them; but they've made the mistake of not understanding how their motivation differs from the rest of us.

A whopping 70%-80% of the world's smartphone owners have opted for Android over iOS. You could easily argue that 3-4 years ago, when Android was brand new, that it was for early adopters and tinkerers. To still trot out this ridiculous characterisation now that Android is on the vast majority of smartphones sold is borderline insanity.

Choice is not Android's problem. People who assume out of a misplaced arrogance that they represent the average consumer are the problem.

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RE: Comment by shmerl
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 16th Oct 2013 15:38 UTC in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

I believe other linux based systems have options to deal with the driver situation. Ubuntu will be able to work with them, as will Mer/sailfish. Open drivers would still be better, but at least there is a work around until things like Freedreno/Lima become viable.

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Wed 16th Oct 2013 20:21 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
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2010-06-08

Yes, libhybris can help meanwhile. I was talking about the general situation. It's still just a workaround, and not a way things should be.

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