Originally Posted by baseter
It is a good comparision, with iPhone and a game console you can do only one thing: play. While on Android and PC's you can do whatever you want, except that the gaming experience is not so great like on iPhones and Consoles.
No, it is a horrible comparison. And you're making it worse.
For one, you can do a hella lot more than "play" on an iPhone. And for 99% of the smartphone owning world, be it iPhone, Android, or whatever, we're all doing pretty much the same stuff with those phones anyway: phone (obviously), communications & socializing, web surfing, apps, light gaming, etc. You make it sound like every Android phone is being used to do uber high-tech things...it's still a phone to practically everyone, people.
And second, you can do pretty much anything you want with an iPhone too. If it matters that much to you, it's trivial to jailbreak it and then it's wide open. It's fine if you have a philosophical stance that this stance should be unnecessary, that Apple is a bunch of evil control freaks and all phones should be open from the start...okay, great, I get why Android is more to your tastes. But ridiculous allusions that only
Android can do all that stuff are false.
I should have posted this the first time, but thought better of it: Console vs. PC is not a correct analogy, Mac vs. PC
is. Mac OS killed DOS and Windows in the early days, it was just silly to compare the two products. But PCs were open and customizable, and consequently released in many makes and models by many manufacturers; which generated a much larger market share over time than Macs, which remained (except for a very short period) an Apple-only venture. We will see (and are already seeing) the exact same script play out in smartphones: iPhone literally invented this product space, but is remaining closed and an Apple-only affair; while Android is playing catchup in features, but its open nature and wide array of products is already causing it to overtake iOS in sheer deployment volume.