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The Street says Android users know nothing about their phones

0. phoneArena 24 Jun 2012, 00:31 posted on

Wall Street blog The Street says that Android users are clueless when it comes to their phone, citing a comScore study from April that said that 70% of Android users don't know how to access Wi-Fi with their Android smartphone...

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posted on 24 Jun 2012, 18:31

153. remixfa (Posts: 14260; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


correct. we dont constantly buy a new device just because its an "xxx". Android users dont look for status symbols, they look for something functional for their lives. shallow people look for status symbols.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 18:48 1

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


Interesting considering the average android user can't activate wifi or browse the web.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 22:42

206. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


android users can't activate WiFi and browse the web:

we use third party browser

android is soooo smart, it does the job of turning wifi on/off automatically when we are connected to previously saved network..
yeah, bro, it's the real "smart"phone..

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 08:44 1

223. remixfa (Posts: 14260; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


thats the best you got? an idiot comment based on a blogger's OPINION and not fact?

keep proving to us that we are valid in thinking that your the biggest moron on the site.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 14:57

227. LOLpple (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Interesting considering ios users are too goddam simple to look outside to see if it's raining and need a machine to tell them.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 01:05 18

7. Lousclues (Posts: 34; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


I can always tell when something is written by Alan F. Just by reading the title lol.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 01:12 12

8. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


to say ALL android users are not tech savvy is wrong. i use my wifi, i use e internet, i update my phone and etc.. how can they say ALL when it is the minority? were they conducting their surveys on grandparents?! this right here is just bull s**t. The Wall Street Journal must have been paid by Apple to come up with such utter rubbish.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 01:19 5

9. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


Can't wait for Apple fans what to say about this one.. :)

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 02:16 5

29. HTCFreak (Posts: 156; Member since: 17 Jul 2010)


Oh no, they won't offend anyone, it looks like we just feel offended by this article. But just because we are android geeks, doesn't mean that all of the android users are tech-savy. Most of the users are women, young kids, older people. We are just that small 30%

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 04:21 2

43. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


How are old people using android I thought it was too complex. Stupid blog if u ask me

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 04:14 4

41. wendygarett (unregistered)


android was for geeks and now is for derp :)
who afraid of lose to the apple product :D

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 01:24 6

10. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 371; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


I can say that majority of android users are not tech savvy......but those who visit sites like PA, engadget, theverge, etc are tech savvy.
Don't get me wrong

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 01:25 7

11. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 371; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Not a Apple fanboy, i hate iproducts they are always overpriced

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 02:06 3

25. HTCFreak (Posts: 156; Member since: 17 Jul 2010)


And again, last year's ipad costs $399 and last year's Samsung galaxy tab 10.1 costs $499. So it isn't ALWAYS overpriced :)

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 09:40

61. quesoesgrande (Posts: 217; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Actually, last yearsipad cost that THIS year and was 500 dollars (+) last year. The samsung galaxy tab can justify that price MAYBE because android offers more functionality than ios.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 10:14 2

70. tedkord (Posts: 12665; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


The only justification for price is if the consumers will pay it.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 03:09 1

38. btbotimtim (Posts: 199; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


you should also mention XDA!!!! lol

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 08:08 1

54. jroc74 (Posts: 6018; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Exactly....the the majority of Android users are the general public. The majority of the general public aren't tech savvy.

I read the article....and to me...nothing in there says anything about them not bring tech savvy..or am I reading it wrong?

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 01:27 5

12. ananya22 (Posts: 93; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


This doesnt mean anything. it is also a fact that people who know most about how phones work and processors and gpu's and rooting, modding and flashing kernels and roms are android users. All kinds of people use android as its the most popular smrtphone operating system. You can also say that more dumb people use windows whereas the the number of dumbdumb people as well as smart people using windows might be more than total no. of people using macos etc. the sheer volume of people using the os causes this. I know the article states percentage but its more of a reflection of the percentage of common people who know about smartphones rather than amdroid. Though i agree that because of the low prices of android people move from feature phones to smartphones who dont know much about smartphones but i believe that android is making those people smarter. thumbs up to thegreen robot.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 13:57 1

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


Actually every study shows iPhone users are more tech savvy including this one.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 14:28

104. tedkord (Posts: 12665; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


This is not a study, it's a blog. Were anyone to do a study based on this site, they would conclude from your posts that iPhone users can't even find the on button.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 17:38 1

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


Read the blog and they got the statistics from studies. Your state of denial is amazing where you block out all facts you don't like.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 20:27 1

189. tedkord (Posts: 12665; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I've explained this to you numerous times, but you're sticking your fingers in your ears and shouting, "I can't hear you..."

The stats he used have nothing to do with users abilities. He's taking stats that show Android users don't use WiFi as much, and extrapolating thatch mean they don't know how. I could just as easily use the high numbers of iOS users using WiFi to mean their iPhones just can't hold a signal from the carriers. So, this data clearly shows that the iPhone has inferior radio and antenna components.

Of course, I wouldn't make that connection, because I have a bit more integrity than you.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 18:27

151. MISTER-H (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 May 2012)


Tech savy! What a joke.... Type i$he?p in Google and ule find out... More like computer illiterate.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 01:28 2

13. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I always have that Android is used by people that want a free phone or just want to have a hihg end phone but dont even root those thigs,,wtF?? and of course the 1% geeks

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 08:26 2

56. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


if they choose to root the phone or not, it is up to them. not some chicken like you

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 14:30 1

105. tedkord (Posts: 12665; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


So, what you're saying is that when given the choice of a free or cheap Android phone, or a free 3GS and $50 4, people still overwhelmingly choose the Android phone. I wonder why?

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 14:32

107. LOLpple (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


While your written skills are improving, you have a long way to go before you are even on a 4th grade reading level gallito. But you've stopped with the idiotic elipses after every word, so it's a start.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 18:32

155. MISTER-H (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 May 2012)


Unlike ur cheap shattering glass, and overpriced midrange restricted low spec phone. Go and show of ur iphone and pose with it. Good for nothing phone.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 01:35 2

14. cybervlad81 (Posts: 89; Member since: 04 Apr 2011)


My 4g is faster than the crappy internet offered for my home, same down but extremely better up. I also still have my unlimited data, so dangit I am going to abuse it. There are two reasons for lack of wifi use.

Every thing I would need to use a browser for almost always has a specialized app that does it better. Being I have had Android for over 2 years now, I have gathered up that collection nicely organized for easy access.

Lastly, I have seen very few budget Android device in use out in public. Most are the mid to high range devices.

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