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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, 21:31

55. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


It can't be a top notch tablet. It runs android. That's MD's point. Android is not maturing as an OS.

I've said it before "There is no tablet market, only an iPad market." - taco50

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 22:47 2

65. Sniggly (Posts: 7113; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Your narcissism and disconnect from reality has just reached dizzying new heights.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 07:08 2

70. remixfa (Posts: 13930; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lol, you really are an iDiot. Of the highest caliber.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 22:46 4

64. Sniggly (Posts: 7113; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


You obviously chose to ignore where I said that Michael Dell is known for saying stupid s**t, and his company is responsible for one of the greatest high profile Android OEM fails of all time.

I mean, again, back in the late 90s he said that if he were in charge of Apple he'd liquidate it and give all its money back to investors.

But I guess it's more convenient for you to ignore these facts because he bashed Android, right?

And btw, how many times must it be explained to you that Android has more in common with BREW, Palm OS and Windows than iOS? If anyone copied anyone, Apple took the program lists/icon rows from Windows, Windows Mobile, Blackberry, and Palm and said "There. That's our f**king operating system. All done!"

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 21:15 1

52. remixfa (Posts: 13930; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


it must be totally android's fault that dell released sub par products with a crappy unrefined UI and no support structure. Yup... android did all that.. lol. Samsung and HTC making a killing off of android must be a total fluke!

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 07:10 1

71. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3033; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Lol my thoughts exact. It helps when you produce good devices and advertise them.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 21:31 1

54. Forsaken77 (Posts: 548; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


Wow... I see this putz likes to contradict himself alot. First he won't make any Mango phones, but now he's exclusively WP8? He's just trying to pass the buck and won't take responsibility for his company's failures. Got news for ya Mr. Dell... WP8 is gonna be much harder to make money on than Android. Then who ya gonna blame? Bill Gates?

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 21:58 3

59. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3033; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


The streak would be a crappy device no matter what OS it was running. Maybe not IOS, hey it's really difficult to screw up when the entire OS is just a list of apps.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 22:07

60. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Is that he though that by adding android it would give the device instant appeal, he though tossing it on the streak would make it awesome instantly

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 22:14 2

62. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3033; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I mean when the Streak came out, it was obvious that the 1GHz processor was the best one available at the time. But seriously when most android phones had 2.2 or 2.1 at least, the streak was stuck at 1.6 FOREVER. That was the first fatal mistake. Dell tried to rush this thing out and they should have at least put 2.1 on it. The second was that at only 5 inches it wasn't a huge difference from the 4.3 inch displays on our cell phones. If it was at 7 inches(at least), that would have been much better.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 04:51 2

67. haikallp (unregistered)


As much as i prefer windows phone over android, i think michael dell speaks like a sore loser. Dell android phone sucks. Its not Android, its Dell. Samsung and HTC android phone sells well so its clearly Dell who's not doing thier best. They release a crappy, half baked device and when it fails to capture attention and market share, they blame Android. It's really immature of michael dell imo.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 05:40 1

69. getalife2203 (Posts: 10; Member since: 05 Jun 2010)


Well it did feel kinda incomplete till before Android v.2.0. But after that Android made drastic but successful changes. After companies implemented their own UI's into Android, it became much better, also thanks to the launchers on the market. But when ICS comes, well, its bye bye to iOS, since the next iOS would be coming out in another year if Apple continues to follow its current ritual of releasing a software or hardware annually.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 11:41 1

72. corporateJP (Posts: 1555; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Maybe it's your sh!tty hardware, Dell?

Just saying...

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 13:10

73. joaolx (Posts: 354; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Stupid jackass.

posted on 14 Oct 2011, 22:04

74. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6575; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


He's only saying that because his hardware sucks just like his PC's. Why would anyone want a Dell phone? Streak have to be the worst Android phone I've seen. stop your crying and start making better hardware. And my Atrix have better hard ware than Dell Streak

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 10:44

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