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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, 18:52

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


Well in real life actual facts are considered over Internet trolling. EVERY study shows iOS users are more tech savvy.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 18:53

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


Well I'm just going off the FACTS.

You guys use friends and family as "proof".

Who's wrong?

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 19:02 1

175. tedkord (Posts: 13236; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


You're not going off facts, you're going off one person's analysis of flawed data. Facts are by definition true. Since we already know that browser stats are flawed, any analysis based on them US flawed.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 19:15

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


Iphone users are young (half under 30), tech savvy and, besides telephony, primarily use the device for e-mail, texting and web browsing. What do u expect from a fashion phone. Show of. Pose. Look im cool. That's all it matters. Good for nothing phone with total junk clap restrictions....

A follower of Apple cult regardless of the usefulness or real worth of product. Believes with without question the cult propaganda which installs the almost mythological belief that what they have just bought is the fastest or most user friendly crap product ever, only to be sold same product with few minor tweak, a few months later with the same rhetoric and complete disregard for reality. Easily mislead by there own egos and think they are so unique and innovative.... Brainwashed junglys animals dooooooooooooooooooomed..

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 22:22

203. tedkord (Posts: 13236; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


No, I actually understand how hypertext transfer protocol works, and what a user agent does. I know how these stats are compiled (they buy server stats from webservers farms).

I also build and configure PCs, repair and upgrade them for all my friends, and setup and run my home WiFi with 1 PC, three laptops, three smartphones, one PMP, a TV, a Slingbox and a wireless printer and an internet phone on it.

In short, I'm much more tech savvy than you.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 02:06

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


I figured you'd agree with the analysis without looking at the basic facts. Eric Jackson (or Jackass) makes the claim about Android users "not knowing" how to turn on Wifi without a shred of proof. All he has is the numbers that 70 percent of American Android users DON'T use wifi. According to one number read.

That number read was NOT the result of going out to Android users and asking them if they could turn on their wifi. He jumped to a conclusion, as did you.

Because you're a dumbass who can't. FU.CKING. READ.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 08:43

222. remixfa (Posts: 14597; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


really, link me to these polls. since "every" denotes more than 1 misquoted survey that you like to quote.. show me more than 1.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 15:13 1

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


I'm confused. If ios users are soooooo tech savy, why are there stores all around the country full of fat sweaty neckbeards, or "geniuses", who's job is specifically to hold their hands and show them how to turn on their phones, dl an app, answer a call, etc?
What is the android equivalant? Oh, there isn't one sincce MOST users are smart enough to figure it out on their own.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 14:13 1

97. glenwf (Posts: 11; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


i Am what would qualify as a geek, yet i haven't turned my Wi-Fi on in well over a month and i use the browser maybe once day or less, i rely on Apps and news readers for most things. This means that even though i use my phone heavily i fall into the category of dumb users that don't know their phone or have any loyalty? seems like skewed assumptions and weird math to me...

of course surveys are right 90% of the time except the 48% of the time when they're wrong, plus or minus a 5% error rate and everything posted on the internet is 100% true...

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 14:20 2

101. remixfa (Posts: 14597; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


iOS users "man, i need to find some wifi to use this app"
android users "whats wifi? everything I have works over 3g/4g without a hitch. People still use wifi??"

simple explanation for the lack of wifi knowledge on android users parts... if there is such a gap in knowledge.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 19:05

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


Considering unlimited data is gone wifi is very necessary to avoid throttling and overage fees.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 19:43

183. tedkord (Posts: 13236; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


That's very true. That's what annoys me about Verizon - when I had their dirt slow 3G, they told me I needed unlimited data.

Now that I have LTE, and can actually use my phone for the stuff they advertise it for (streaming video, streaming music, etc...), they want to limit me to a couple of days worth of data per month if I actually do those things. (I've used over 12gb in a month on my line alone)

Well, not me. I'm locking in for two more years of unlimited. Then I'll weigh my options.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 14:38

108. carlos5593 (Posts: 28; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


How about they do a real study and add all the browsers that work on Android. 7 out of 10 android users don't use the default android browser. Want to know why? Because there are choices on the android ecosystem, because people use (opera, dolphins, chrone,) and all kinds of different types of browsers and most of android OEMs build their own browser, for example Samsung, htc, Motorola, etc. So start thinking (Wall Street).

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 17:15

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


It is a real study. 61% of all mobile traffic comes from iOS.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 18:12 1

145. tedkord (Posts: 13236; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Except, as you already know, that traffic statistic does not take into account Android users who set their browsers to desktop, since we can get the full internet on our phones. Those people don't read as being on Android, so the stars are faulty.

You can choose to keep ignoring that fact, but the rest of the folks here know about it, and about how wrong you were about UAStrings.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 18:53

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


Keep telling yourself that man. Whatever makes you feel better.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 19:08

177. tedkord (Posts: 13236; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It's a fact. It's the reason opera removed User agent choices from their browser, because it was harming their usage stats. You have Google, look it up. You won't, because you know you're wrong. I even provided you several links, which I'm sure you didn't check out because you feel better shrouded in your ignorance.

You are the perfect proof this blog is wrong. You are as tech unsavvy as they come.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 19:20 1

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


What kind of low cheap answer was that... He just shutted u up. Why change subject.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 19:28 1

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


Tacos Fandroids Androids bash u left right down up centre.... And u still come for more. Don't u have no self respect. Dignity. U loose. All the time. And change subject. And then there's no sign of u.... U jealous looser.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 17:49

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


I'm dying laughing at all the fandroids. You guys troll all day and it always blows up in your face when faced with REAL FACTS.

Guys iPhone 5 is around the corner to crush you.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 18:14 2

146. tedkord (Posts: 13236; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


How is that email about user agents coming along? *snicker*

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 18:15 3

147. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)


So where we're you when iOS 6 and flyover were getting hammered? You know, the article where Apple maps wanted people to jump bridges, u-turns on one way streets and whatnot. You always celebrate the bad Android news/good Apple news, but you disappear when it's the other way around. Why don't you defend your preferred OS when Weiss being torn to shreds? Are you a fare weather fanboy?

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 18:54

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


You do realize its a beta 1 release meant for developers right?

If it performs that way on official release come see me

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 18:59

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


I emailed them and they never responded. What's funny is you think that all the people doing these studies wouldn't consider that there's other browsers available. Which btw iOS also has plenty of 3rd party browsers.

The facts are that 61% of ALL mobile traffic comes from iOS. you can deny and rationalize anyway you want, but it's a fact.

That's not surprising considering the average android user doesn't even know what wifi is.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 19:00

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


iOS isn't perfect, but it's vastly superior to anything else out there now.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 19:13 2

178. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)


How predictable was that response? Is that the best you can do? I can see why you were MIA. There is just no defense for that kind of shabby work.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 19:24 1

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


Its not even a linux. What world do u live in. ... Zombie or lalaland.... Half baked os like windows phone.. Use got another 3 years to catch up with Android. Look to run os it only requires 170 mb of ram. Where Android requires over 490 mb of ram.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 19:52

185. tedkord (Posts: 13236; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


The fact is that every site I visit using Dolphin HD set to desktop agent records my visit as Safari on Mac OSX. The same is true of all Dolphin users set to Desktop.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_agent#User_agent_spoofing

http://sillydog.org/forum/important-about-opera-useragent-spoofing-t3373.php

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/05/07/31/1820211/opera-to-stop-spoofing-user-agent-as-ie

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 19:55 2

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


Whateverman nice1. That's true he wasn't there. They both
skive of, him and that galli chicken head.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 20:11

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


Predictable? How can you judge it for being buggy on a developer release? Do you realize the purpose of the beta release cycle is to work out any bugs?

So again fandroids such as you want to attack iOS for something that isn't meant for public use?

You can't possibly be this dense so you're obviously trolling.

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