Submitted by mpctips 1037d ago | opinion piece

Android Is Popular Because It’s Cheap, Not Because It’s Good

Gizmodo: The story goes like this: The iPhone comes out, and it's the only smartphone anyone wants, because there's never been anything like it. It is the smartphone. Step forward a few years, and Apple is losing to Google—at least in sheer numbers of phones being sold. What happened? (Android, Apple, Google, iOS, iPhone, Phones, Smartphone, Software)

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newsguy  +   1037d ago
let the flame wars begin!
fatstarr  +   1037d ago
its about time
LOL_WUT  +   1036d ago
Android Is Popular Because It’s Cheap, Not Because It’s Good
Hey, someone had to say it.
gapecanpie  +   1036d ago
Android can do pretty much anything an apple phone can but so much better. My girl has a Iphone 4S and she always complain about how user friendly it isnt but because its apple shes keeping it. Something as simple as making a ringtone is stright hell on the Iphone and requires a computer which by the way if isn't a mac is even more hell she was complaining the whole time. On android making a ringtone is easy as 123 and android is so much more easy to mod, I love overclocking my phone when i need the extra power and having voltage control over my phone battery life is awesome.
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Captain Tuttle  +   1037d ago
Sounds like a bitter Apple fanboy. Isn't the Galaxy S3 the best selling smartphone in the world? Apple has simply failed to innovate
gamernova  +   1037d ago
Apple Maps. I am finished.
Unztayble  +   1037d ago
and Apple is good because they're over-priced?
KingPin  +   1037d ago
Apple is good because they're over-hyped.
caseh  +   1037d ago

Thats the irony of it, Android devices are in general far cheaper yet iOS are still adding the funcionality and features Android has had for years and the best part...it still isn't as good. :)
Speed-Racer  +   1036d ago
If and when they introduce NFC....

"This revolutionary method of transferring data as the touch of your phone"
ArcticWolfUK  +   1037d ago
They are cheap and good.
Moentjers  +   1037d ago
Android is popular because Samsung decided to use it on its phones.
Guess what will happen if Samsung drops Android in favor of... ?
KingPin  +   1037d ago
i don't think android will fail without samsung.

people bought android that came on a samsung device not a samsung device that came with android. <and yes, there is a difference>

look at nokia, at one stage they were the top dogs coz of their software. nokia weren't top dogs coz samsungs quality was crap.

we all know nokia to build quality handsets, but with them pushing out windows phone OS, they still struggling to push as much numbers as htc or sony androids nevermind samsung volumes. the reason for this is because people are after android. if samsung were to drop android, Sony, HTC, LG etc would keep it going. not to mention, if nokia goes to android, you telling me you wont consider buying a nokia handset.
samyblare  +   1036d ago
i think there's no comparison b/w iOS and Android, as iOS is limited to only Apple devices as compare to Android.
Angerfist  +   1036d ago
Iphones are overpriced and everyone knows it.
Android is everywhere, with the right handset and a better trimmed hardware/software management it could be a beast.
Windows Phone is nowhere but has the best Hardware/Software Management.
Everyone has their ups and Downs, Android being the cheapest but also the most effected when it comes to Malware/Virus.
Deku-Johnny  +   1036d ago
Ask anyone who knows about tech and they'll agree Apple are the worst. Over-priced, over-hyped rubbish is all they have ever produced.
thebudgetgamer  +   1036d ago
Article: Anroid isn't that great
People: We hate Apple.
It makes sense, you can buy Android phones for ten dollars.
Not saying Androind isn't good.
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