Originally Posted by ljason8eg
I chose Android over iOS because of cost, ability to customize, and 4G. iPhones are simply too expensive compared to other offerings IMO and while I do like the OS, I like Android as well and feel like I'm getting more. I also have insurance on my phone and an iPhone costs twice as much per month to insure and has twice the deductible my Thunderbolt has. That all adds up pretty quickly.
What I don't get is people calling Android unstable or slow. I got none of that, even using the stock OS without any performance tweaks or rooting.
They're folks that used Android back when the G1 came out, think it hasn't changed at all, and think it's cute to jump into a tech debate even though they don't know what iOS/Android are; Many think the PHONES PHYSICALLY are Android, have no clue that Android is the operating system like Windows is to a PC.
The typical iPhone user (I'm not at all trying to insult anyone here. I'm talking about the TYPICAL user, not the OCN-level user) is without a doubt, a know-nothing douche. ASK the majority of iPhone fans why they think iPhone is better than Android and the response is: "iPhone is just better... it's the best like the iPod..." They don't come up with some detailed reasons as to what they think makes it better.
As for the pricing: Really, the iPhone costs the same CRAP as any Android phone. I'm sick of the iPhone idiots saying things like "lol iPhones are Lamborghinis some people can only afford Civics" when the iPhone is the same price as practically any Android phone (with a contract deal) -____- Get over yourself. You paid the same thing or less than me for your phone. I have the 4G dual-core 1.5GHz CPU with NV Tegra. I know which phone is better.
Them defending their iPhone to the death only makes me see their fanboyism worse. I've had iPhones. I've had the same iPhone generation multiple times to give it second and third chances. No go for me.
Originally Posted by salokin
This report doesn't make any sense. Android has been eating up iPhone (and now RIM) market share for the past 2 years and is growing faster than iOS. This seems like some serious sampling bias.
What will really be interesting is when WP7 comes into the market, as Apple users tend to be some of the most loyal in repeat purchases, while the android/RIM market tend to be more fickle.
The survey included ~4,000 people. Quite hilarious to me.
Latest market figures, I guess they go by actual sales and not surveys? I think Google will have some amazing unrevealed phone coming out with Ice Cream Sandwich close to iPhone 5's release.
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 7/25/11 at 11:43am