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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It's all about Choice
by Lorin on Wed 16th Oct 2013 22:13 UTC
Lorin
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2010-04-06

The endless choices are what Android far superior to anything else, those like the author of that article choose to characterize it as a flaw. Well, those fanboys of the other unnamed platform from the Bay area are limited and can only handle a smartphone that decides everything for you.

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RE: It's all about Choice
by jared_wilkes on Wed 16th Oct 2013 22:28 in reply to "It's all about Choice"
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2011-04-25

You do understand that this is written by an Android developer of an app that is Android exclusive (at least for now) and that he switched from iPhone to Android in March of this year, don't you? No, of course not, why let reading get in your way.

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