Overclock.net › Forums › Mobile Computing Forum › Phones › [Gizmodo] Android Is Popular Because It’s Cheap, Not Because It’s Good
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Gizmodo] Android Is Popular Because It’s Cheap, Not Because It’s Good - Page 5  

post #41 of 102
What a piece of excrement article that was. I can afford any phone I want and I will NEVER buy a stupid iPhone. Period.
post #42 of 102
Shouldn't this be

"Apple Is Popular Because It Buy's Reviews, Not Because It’s Good"

I had more to say but I stopped b/c I get enough warnings lol.
Not So Tiny Ivy
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I5 3570k Asus P8Z77-M Pro EVGA Nvidia GTX Titan GsKIll 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 WD Green LG Super Multi 24x DVD-RW/CD-RW Combo Corsair H100i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Auria 27" 1440p IPS Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid Rocketfish 900 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Design Define R4 iOne Lynx S2 EVGA "Game Pad" Mobo + Crappy 25 Watt Coby 2.1 Speakers 
  hide details  
Not So Tiny Ivy
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I5 3570k Asus P8Z77-M Pro EVGA Nvidia GTX Titan GsKIll 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial M4 WD Green LG Super Multi 24x DVD-RW/CD-RW Combo Corsair H100i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Auria 27" 1440p IPS Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid Rocketfish 900 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Design Define R4 iOne Lynx S2 EVGA "Game Pad" Mobo + Crappy 25 Watt Coby 2.1 Speakers 
  hide details  
post #43 of 102
Quote:
Originally Posted by meetajhu View Post

If Apple is allowing to install iOS on other phones i bet every phone manufacturer will use only that!

How insightful! Tell us more.
Bueller
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K 4.7Ghz @ 1.36v Asus Sabertooth Z77 Gigabyte Windforce 780 Ti 3GB 16GB Corsair Vengeance 1866 9-10-9-27 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
256GB Samsung 840 Pro + RAID1 2TB 7200 Hitachis LG 6X Blu-ray Burner Corsair H100i Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VG236HE XArmor U9BL-S Enermax Galaxy Evo 1250W Corsair 600T 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G500 SteelSeries 5L O2DAC -> Corsair SP2500 (or O2 amp and Beyerdyn... 
  hide details  
Bueller
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K 4.7Ghz @ 1.36v Asus Sabertooth Z77 Gigabyte Windforce 780 Ti 3GB 16GB Corsair Vengeance 1866 9-10-9-27 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
256GB Samsung 840 Pro + RAID1 2TB 7200 Hitachis LG 6X Blu-ray Burner Corsair H100i Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VG236HE XArmor U9BL-S Enermax Galaxy Evo 1250W Corsair 600T 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G500 SteelSeries 5L O2DAC -> Corsair SP2500 (or O2 amp and Beyerdyn... 
  hide details  
post #44 of 102
...Yes, Gizmodo, the SGS3 is definitely a cheap phone, right? I mean it kinda makes up a large amount of Android sales on its own...
My system
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3770k @ 4.7Ghz ASRock Z77 Pro3 Powercolor Radeon HD7950 3GB @ 1150/1350 4x4GB G.Skill Ares 2000Mhz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 840 250GB Western Digital Black 1TB WD1002FAEX Samsung Spinpoint EcoGreen 2TB Pioneer DVR-220LBKS 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Noctua NH-D14 Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1850rpm Corsair AF140 Quiet Edition Arch Linux x86-64, amdgpu 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 Bloatfree Edition BenQ G2220HD BenQ G2020HD Ducky Shine III Year of the Snake, Cherry Blue 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone Strider Plus 600w Lian Li Lancool PC-K60 SteelSeries Sensei Professional Artisan Hien Mid Japan Black Large 
AudioOther
ASUS Xonar DX NZXT Sentry Mesh 30w Fan Controller 
  hide details  
My system
(22 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3770k @ 4.7Ghz ASRock Z77 Pro3 Powercolor Radeon HD7950 3GB @ 1150/1350 4x4GB G.Skill Ares 2000Mhz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 840 250GB Western Digital Black 1TB WD1002FAEX Samsung Spinpoint EcoGreen 2TB Pioneer DVR-220LBKS 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Noctua NH-D14 Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1850rpm Corsair AF140 Quiet Edition Arch Linux x86-64, amdgpu 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 Bloatfree Edition BenQ G2220HD BenQ G2020HD Ducky Shine III Year of the Snake, Cherry Blue 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone Strider Plus 600w Lian Li Lancool PC-K60 SteelSeries Sensei Professional Artisan Hien Mid Japan Black Large 
AudioOther
ASUS Xonar DX NZXT Sentry Mesh 30w Fan Controller 
  hide details  
post #45 of 102
Gizmodo...thread over. Joke of a site.
Coffee Cake
(23 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 8600K Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 Gigabyte Gaming G1 GTX 1080 Corsair Vengance RGB 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB Crucial MX 100 256GB Toshiba P300 3TB EK Supremacy MX Copper Plexi 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
EK CoolStream PE 240 EK XRes 100 DDC 3.1 Pump/Res Combo Windows 10 Pro Dell U2515H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Corsair AX750W Phanteks Enthoo Pro M SE Corsair M65 RGB 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Corsair MM100 Bose 2.1 Speakers Bayerdynamic DT-770 Pro 32ohm AKG K240 Mk ii 
AudioAudioOther
Sure SRH-840 Audio Tehcnica ATH-M50 CableMod Addressable RGB Strip 
  hide details  
Coffee Cake
(23 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 8600K Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 Gigabyte Gaming G1 GTX 1080 Corsair Vengance RGB 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB Crucial MX 100 256GB Toshiba P300 3TB EK Supremacy MX Copper Plexi 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
EK CoolStream PE 240 EK XRes 100 DDC 3.1 Pump/Res Combo Windows 10 Pro Dell U2515H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Corsair AX750W Phanteks Enthoo Pro M SE Corsair M65 RGB 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Corsair MM100 Bose 2.1 Speakers Bayerdynamic DT-770 Pro 32ohm AKG K240 Mk ii 
AudioAudioOther
Sure SRH-840 Audio Tehcnica ATH-M50 CableMod Addressable RGB Strip 
  hide details  
post #46 of 102
The article is clearly biased, it does not address many other important factors, like the fact that Apple has not been innovating as much for a while, or the simple fact that they have always been a niche brand and there is only so much they will do in order to have broader appeal because that would hurt the brand image, or the fact that the Google Maps app on Android is much better than the one on iOS (both Apple's native one and Google's offering), or the fact that Linux is also free, yet it still hasn't found a way into OEMs - there is a reason for that. He also didn't discuss the fact that Android gives people much more freedom, even if you don't use it, it's nice to know it's there.

In essence, Google is doing in this new world of mobile devices what Microsoft did on the desktop in the 80's and 90's - it's catering to the masses, creating a mass market where there was none, giving you top to bottom product coverage and freedom. If anything, the mere fact that Microsoft is absent from the article means a lot.
 
Metro 2033 review
Metro 2033
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7-3820 Asus Sabertooth X79 MSI GTX 1060 6 GB Gaming X 16 GB Corsair DDR3 1866 Mhz Dominator 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SSD 830 128GB + WD Caviar Black 2TB Sony Optiarc DVD-RW Corsair A70 + Noiseblocker M12-P Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ RL2455HM Cooler Master Octane Corsair AX750 Professional Modular 80 Plus Gold Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus 
Mouse
Cooler Master Octane 
  hide details  
 
Metro 2033 review
Metro 2033
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7-3820 Asus Sabertooth X79 MSI GTX 1060 6 GB Gaming X 16 GB Corsair DDR3 1866 Mhz Dominator 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung SSD 830 128GB + WD Caviar Black 2TB Sony Optiarc DVD-RW Corsair A70 + Noiseblocker M12-P Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ RL2455HM Cooler Master Octane Corsair AX750 Professional Modular 80 Plus Gold Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus 
Mouse
Cooler Master Octane 
  hide details  
post #47 of 102
AdBlock on... check. Giz is getting no ad revenue from me.

I read the article and actually found myself agreeing with it. When I was buying a phone I had a look at a bunch, including iPhone's, and determined that an Android handset could do everything the iPhone could do at least as well if not better than the iPhone. For less.

Bit of a no brainer there - cheaper and better? Sold.

Added to that is the fact that Android is free, so of course cheap smart phones are going to be made to cater to people who either can't or don't want to spend $300+ on a handset. And it is no surprise that a cheap handset is going to outsell an expensive one; there are a lot more poor people than rich people in the world.

So everything in the article was going well, I agreed with his points even though he wasn't telling the whole truth. Then I got to the last paragraph.

Oh dear.

Apparently the author thinks that it is bad for manufacturers to make cheap smart phones so that everyone can have one.

What an elitist idiot.
Main
(21 items)
 
HTPC
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2550k P8P67 Pro Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill RipJaws X 1600 Cas 9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Force 120 WD Blue 500GB WD Caviar Green 1TB XSPC RayStorm 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
RX240 MCR 220 EK 7950 Copper Acetal  DDC-1T 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 64-bit Dell U2311H Oculus Rift DK2 Ducky Shine 3 MX Brown 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair TX 750W CoolerMaster CM690 II G500 Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 
Audio
Asus Xonar DX 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
A10-6800K Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI G Skill 1600 CAS9 Kingston SSD Now 60GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Blue 1TB LG Slim Blu-Ray player Silverstone NT06-PRO  Widows 7 Home Premium 
PowerCase
Silverstone Sfx Series ST45SF 450W Silverstone SG05 
  hide details  
Main
(21 items)
 
HTPC
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2550k P8P67 Pro Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill RipJaws X 1600 Cas 9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Force 120 WD Blue 500GB WD Caviar Green 1TB XSPC RayStorm 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
RX240 MCR 220 EK 7950 Copper Acetal  DDC-1T 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 64-bit Dell U2311H Oculus Rift DK2 Ducky Shine 3 MX Brown 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair TX 750W CoolerMaster CM690 II G500 Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 
Audio
Asus Xonar DX 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
A10-6800K Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI G Skill 1600 CAS9 Kingston SSD Now 60GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Blue 1TB LG Slim Blu-Ray player Silverstone NT06-PRO  Widows 7 Home Premium 
PowerCase
Silverstone Sfx Series ST45SF 450W Silverstone SG05 
  hide details  
post #48 of 102
Gizmodo - The Fox News of electronics.
APU what?
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A8-3850 Llano(FM1) Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H 4x G.Skill 4Gb DDR3 3x WD 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
LG DVD Seven64 LG 19"LCD / Panny 42"Plasma Logitech Cordless Elite 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec main, Rosewill aux Rosewill Logitech MX700 Couch cushion 
  hide details  
APU what?
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD A8-3850 Llano(FM1) Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H 4x G.Skill 4Gb DDR3 3x WD 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
LG DVD Seven64 LG 19"LCD / Panny 42"Plasma Logitech Cordless Elite 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec main, Rosewill aux Rosewill Logitech MX700 Couch cushion 
  hide details  
post #49 of 102
I love how the iPhone 5 looks identical to the first one 6 years later yet Apple is supposedly on the "cutting edge"! Ooooh, they made it a little longer this time.....Must have one naow!!! rolleyes.gif
post #50 of 102
Just checked all my bank accounts.......yup all my money is still there. Pretty sure I bought my Android phone because I dislike iOS, and prefer Android.

Oh, and I don't have the heart to tell Gizmodo, but Apple didn't have the first smart phone, that was RIM with the Blackberry.....
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 5820K AsRock Extreme6 X99 Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti Windforce OC 16 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB - HDD Speed Edtition Samsung SM951 512 GB - I still hate Samsung!  Noctua NHD14 Windows 10 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Achieva Shimian QH270-Lite Overlord Computer Tempest X27OC  Acer Predator XB270HU Filco Majestouch 2 Ninja 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic X-1250 Fractal Design R5 Razer Naga Razer Goliathus Alpha 
AudioAudio
AKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition Creative Sound Blaster Zx 
  hide details  
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 5820K AsRock Extreme6 X99 Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti Windforce OC 16 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB - HDD Speed Edtition Samsung SM951 512 GB - I still hate Samsung!  Noctua NHD14 Windows 10 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Achieva Shimian QH270-Lite Overlord Computer Tempest X27OC  Acer Predator XB270HU Filco Majestouch 2 Ninja 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic X-1250 Fractal Design R5 Razer Naga Razer Goliathus Alpha 
AudioAudio
AKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition Creative Sound Blaster Zx 
  hide details  
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Phones
This thread is locked  
Overclock.net › Forums › Mobile Computing Forum › Phones › [Gizmodo] Android Is Popular Because It’s Cheap, Not Because It’s Good