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Android has not "developed to expectations" says Michael Dell

0. phoneArena 13 Oct 2011, 16:04 posted on

Speaking at Dell World, Michael Dell pledged support for Windows and Microsoft and blamed the poor showing of the Dell Aero and Dell Streak on Android instead of blaming the hardware; another Dell executive said that the pair were launched in limited quantities anyway, to gauge customer reaction...

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posted on 13 Oct 2011, 16:09 26

1. Allday28 (Posts: 283; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)


Cry me a F!@#$%^ RIVER DOUCHE BAG!!!

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 17:20 7

16. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Damn, don't take it so personally

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 19:52 2

47. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


u mad bro?

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 21:50

56. chris da computa guy (unregistered)


I LOVED THAT LINE.... I couldn't stop laughing... it was priceless... LOVED IT!!!

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 02:48

75. theindianguy (Posts: 90; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)


sour grapes is all i can say....

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 16:20 7

2. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


this reminds me of wile e. coyote sulking back to the drawing board.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 16:27 9

3. effzee (unregistered)


if I could thumbs up #1 I would!!!

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 16:28 23

4. biophone (Posts: 1973; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


What a dumbass blaming android. Its your inferior products. Other android phones sell quite well.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 19:07 5

38. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Dell is not winning because it's not trying,compared with others they have a small product line they can't even backup properly

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 23:46 7

66. biophone (Posts: 1973; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


My question is What expectations did they have of android. I agree that they havent really tried that hard in their android lineup releasing some really s**tty products. The Streak's 5inch screen was cool for a phone but not for a tablet. I dont even know what that thing was phone or tablet. It was targeted to a small customer niche. Not to mention its problems it had like having donut. Really. They are blaming android for that. What due they expect android wont save the fact you messed up so badly.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 16:34 11

5. toaster (Posts: 114; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)


LOL Dell.
Face it, the Streak sucked.
It was stuck on Donut until very recently. WVGA resolution is a major no-no on a 5-in screen, and what is with the battery? Not just the life, but how it would shut off if you laid it flat, and only a battery pull could coax life out of it.

None of those are Google's issue.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 05:01

68. paynekiller (Posts: 139; Member since: 24 May 2010)


I remember how many people were saying about how the EVO 4G was going to be garbage once the Dell Streak was outed.. how did that turn out?

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 18:23 4

28. Dennis12 (unregistered)


Man ur really thankful he died? Dude these r jus phones man,and he,and apple started this technology race that ur calling locked down. Wowww man,and jus so u know I love android,and iOS. Thankful he died? I hope that was jus talk...

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 18:56 5

34. sniperace (Posts: 95; Member since: 20 Aug 2009)


If it wasn't for the Iphone we may not have the adroid phones we all know and love today. It was the iphone that origanaly opened peoples eyes to what a smart phone should be. Back when people were walking around with flip phones and PDA's when most blackberrys didn't even have a camera and windows 6 was the best you could get...how many apps were you downloading then? Thank you Steve Jobs and Apple for changing the game...without you my Galaxy SII may not have been possible.. 1 love.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 18:33 8

32. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Dude you were doing great until you said "thank god Jobs has finally died"

No, no, and no. That was wrong, nobody should be happy when someone dies. I don't care if you are pro android or pro apple, nobody should celebrate and be happy for somebody dying. Be happen he retired, be happy he got fired, but not died.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 16:58 8

9. pyrothrax (unregistered)


and then when you expected the iPhone 5, practically orgasmically waiting for it to be rolled out last oct 7th... then all yah got is a 4S.... it slaps right back at you.....hahahahahahahha

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 18:14 9

23. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


So wait, you're trusting the word of a guy who at one point said he'd liquidate Apple and give investors their money back?

Michael Dell's company is okay at producing cheap machines that run well for a year or two, but he has a history of talking out his ass.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 19:03 6

36. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Dell is a joke, even their wp line will fail because they put no effort on their smarphones. But he should ask samsung and HTC see what they think

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 11:50

77. saiki4116 (Posts: 388; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


they sell laptops like peanuts................

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 18:21 4

27. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


So you are talking the word of this idiot, the guy who runs Dell. Has DELL ever released one single popular high end android(or Windows phone for that matter)? No, didn't think so.

If this was coming from Samsung, HTC, or Motorola then yes laugh away. But Dell has never released one popular phone period.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 18:24 2

30. Stuntman (Posts: 836; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


The truth is HTC and Samsung are making a lot of money because of Android and the fact these companies make good devices. Dell is not successful because they make poor devices in spite of using Android. I still see people using the HTC Dream which is the first ever Android powered phone. Dell has no excuse but themselves.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 19:43 2

45. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Motorola Droid, huge success due to good specs at the time and good marketing. HTC EVO, huge success for the same reasons. SGS2, huge success for the same reasons as above. Is the picture becoming clear Mr. Dell?

Motorola, HTC, and Samsung have all had huge success thanks to Android. In fact it was Android that saved Motorola from going down.

The big three have all had huge success and their best sales thanks to Android.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 19:09

40. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


When a valid argument has failed to be produced all what's left its going for the fanboys

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 19:46 1

46. gtrxman (Posts: 122; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)


And I suppose that his loss of market share in PC's and Laptops is because of Windows...

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 16:57 3

8. snowgator (Posts: 3600; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Pretty easy blaming Android. A lot better than those pesky facts that your devices were buggy and unpolished.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 16:59 2

10. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Dell computers and tablets are not selling as expected, next time Mike will blame on Microsoft 8 Dell tablets for poor selling. Dell need to improve on hardware not on Android OS Google is improving every day.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 17:00 13

11. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Let's put a crappy 5 inch "tablet" running only a 1GHz processor with android 1.6 while phones are running 2.2 and not advertise it at all, make it way over priced and then when it fails, blame it on Android.

LOL yea good one.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 17:07 2

12. speed4evr (Posts: 79; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


I believe failed with the Dell Streak, took forever on software update and couldnt compete with other Android devices. They blame the Android Ecosystem for the Streak's failure. Many Android devices were successful at the beginning like Original Moto Droid & Nexus One, Dell didnt properly market & maintain the device. Current Gingerbread devices are cream of the crop and very user friendly/reliable. I also think for devices to be successful in the US they need strong carrier advertising. Thats my 2 cents on mr dell's comments.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 17:08 7

13. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


I stoped reading when the article said "...says Michael Dell"

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 17:12

15. speed4evr (Posts: 79; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Yes lol. I agree, unfortunately the part Android has not "developed to expectations" caught my attention. Im computer/phone nerd so most technology/os articles grab my attention.

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