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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, 01:48 5

15. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


certainly doesn't apply to me. ;)
people being dumb isn't exactly breaking news.
give those people an iPhone and i'm sure they'd keep up the same habits unless they were faced with a situation where they had to use Wi-Fi like Alan mentioned however i'm sure most of the tech savvy individuals have Android. it's a statistical inevitability with the immense amount of Market Share Google has with Android worldwide.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 01:54 3

16. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Or maybe some Android users, such as myself, have 4G Lte phones and find that most wi-fi networks are much slower than their 4G Lte connection.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 01:56

18. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


typically they are but i pull a good 40mbps at home so i usually have my Wi-Fi on whenever i'm home.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 02:02

22. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


See I only get 2mbps at home, but on 4G Lte I will usually get about 6x that.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 02:04

24. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


daaamn, i bet you're on your phone a lot.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 02:12

26. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


It's actually not as bad as it sounds, if there is absolutely no traffic on the network I can manage to stream 720p video. But when it comes to my phone, I never connect to the home wifi. Btw you've probably downloaded a large game on your phone and it recommends that you connect to wifi, I laugh every time I see that message. It would take me 6x as long if i downloaded it that way.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 02:17

30. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah, i hate when that happens while i'm out. >>

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 02:26

32. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


How are you getting 40 Mb/s?

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 02:30

33. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


that's the top speed Bright House offers and i have a really good router.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 02:38 1

35. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


http://s1070.photobucket.com/albums/u499/kingkurogiii/?action=view¤t=Capture.jpg

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 11:39 1

73. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Daaayuuum. I was thinking 20 Mb/s was nice. Some of the smaller downloads might get clicked twice, cause they happen so fast.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 18:33

156. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


I miss cable modems.. lol. I am stuck on this slow arse DSL with no way of getting anything else.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 13:51 1

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


No it says they DON'T KNOW how to access wifi lmao. So much for the bs argument android users are tech savvy.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 14:18 1

99. chadrick0814 (Posts: 209; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


Many android devices come with the Wi-Fi toggle on the home screen. So how accurate do you think that statement is? The fact that all of the top selling android phones are high end and more expensive than iPhone (gs3, razor maxx, one x, optimus HD) that kind of puts the "cheap" argument to bed. Wall Street analysts also predicted 90% market share for iPad 2, said Siri was great, said iPhone would re-take the market share lead from android (android has only increased it). Apple has always been the darling of wall street. ....the same people who thought the housing bubble wouldn't burst and in spite of Lehman Bros, AIG, Enron--keep pushing for less regulation. Remember the source.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 14:24

102. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


because there's no incentive for these people to learn about how to access their Wi-Fi. most tech savvy people use Android but the same also goes for the opposite being that Android has sooo much more market share than Apple or anybody in the Smartphone Market for that matter.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 14:50

111. tedkord (Posts: 12292; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


They didn't survey these people. They don't know if they have the tech knowledge to set up wifi. This blog post is just looking at raw numbers, and using them to make his own point.

You can't use browser stat numbers, since so many of us on Android show up as other browsers, due to our user agent mods.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 17:39 1

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


Sure man keep back pedaling.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 18:39

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


Android Fandroids don't back peddle.... Its u animal users who follow us... Go and enjoy ur restrictions and closed eco crap junk system! ur the ones who is not us. We are in the future. Ur animals are following us...

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 20:38

191. tedkord (Posts: 12292; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


You really don't know what that word means, do you?

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 18:35

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


Look Apple copying Android. They finally added 4G what's next 4inch screen... Then widgets. Then live wal-papers. And drop down notification. Copycat Xerox....

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 01:56 5

17. davidneary01 (Posts: 16; Member since: 25 Nov 2008)


i'll be honest, i think that 7 out of 10 figure may be right..i can not tell you how many people i have had to explain about the wi-fi feature..i show them a video on my EVO and they are always like "mine is always choppy and buffering, why does yours works so well..and after a 15 minute tutorial on everything from swype, wi-fi, google play store they are usually pretty excited..i do think the average iphone user may be a little more phone savy then the average android user BUT i think there are more android users who know every in and out about there phone if that makes any sense...it's too bad leaving wi-fi on all the time burns so much battery cause any feature that you have to toggle will quickly be forgotten by a number of people..

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 01:58

19. Luuthian (Posts: 247; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


I only partially belive this. While there is certainly a segment of Android users who are using the platform simply because they upgraded to a cheap Droid, most people using high end sets must be more tech savvy than the rest. Someone who actively sought out a Galaxy S II or a Galaxy Nexus would likely know SOMETHING about the phone.

I think the bigger issue here though is the lack of ICS on most handsets. ICS is far more intutitive and easy to use than Android 2.3 ever was. 2.3 is cumbersome and often slow, so it would only stand to reason that someone without much tech know-how would be able to operate the phone very well.

I can see why these statistics exist, but I agree with Phone Arena that there are a far larger number of reasons for them than a simple explaination that Droid users don't give a crap about Droid or their phone.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 02:02 1

20. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Where is REPUBLICAN with some snippy boaderline racist comment?

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 19:44

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


He's banned...

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 02:02 12

21. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2283; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Actually apple I-phone users, don't know about their phones... they think , they get "new" features every new update. ..

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 02:04 2

23. SprintPower (Posts: 74; Member since: 29 Dec 2008)


90% of the population couldn't program the clock on their VCR either. BetaMax still lost the battle.

There are MANY reasons that would contradict the article's conclusions. Many different browsers are available for Android. 4G is fast enough to nearly eliminate the NEED for wifi. And again, updates just aren't available for older hardware since Android phones are advancing the technology by leaps and bounds.

yes, the is a transparent attempt to manipulate and skew statistics to make their Apple products look better. I would bet dollars to donuts nearly everyone at 'the Street' uses Mac and iPhone.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 02:12

27. gwhyte01 (Posts: 44; Member since: 09 Jul 2008)


Its true, I know a lot of android users who know nothing about their phone.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 02:15 3

28. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Well, I'm no computer scientist, but I like to think myself as tech savvy. I know that RAM is important, clock speed for processors isn't everything as there are different architectures and multi-core devices, megapixels don't always matter, etc. All the necessities to tell a good device. I usually have my Wifi on, only turning it off when I leave the house. I hardly ever do browsing on my phone, considering most of the time I have access to a computer, but when I do browse on my phone I use Dolphin, not the stock browser. I check my phone for updates every now and then, the problem isn't that Android users don't update, it's that they CAN'T update because no updates are being rolled out, especially in the U.S. since we're still waiting on ICS for the GS2 (except for T-Mo's). And even then, I know plenty people with iPhones still running iOS 4 because they either don't want to update because they think it is a sort of scam, don't know there is an update, or don't know HOW to update. I was actually asked to update my friends' iPhone 4 for them. People being oblivious (or just plain dumb) isn't anything new.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 02:18 2

31. smartphonelover (Posts: 37; Member since: 26 Nov 2009)


What's considered tech savvy? Because I bet there's a lot more Android users that know the specs about their phone, and how to root them, compared to the iPhone users who know the specs about their iPhone, and how to jailbreak them. If I go up to a ton of iPhone users and a ton of Android users, and ask them what GPU their phone has, I bet you that more Android users will know that about their phone rather than an iPhone user. I know that most people won't know the GPU in their phone anyway, but it's just an example. Usually the top of the line Android phones are about specs, while the iPhone is about being simple to use with a good camera.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 13:52 1

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


Apparently not. You guys don't even know how to access wifi. So much for that widget.

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