Android has not "developed to expectations" says Michael Dell

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Speaking at Dell World, Michael Dell said that Android has not "developed to expectations" and threw his support behind Microsoft and Windows 8. Dell placed the blame for the poor showing of the Dell Aero and Dell Streak right on the green robot, blaming the OS instead of the hardware. Interestingly, Steve Felice, head of Dell's consumer division, said that the Dell Streak tablets, the Dell Aero and Dell Venue phones were released in limited quantities to see how customers would respond to the products.

Dell has been unable to grab customer support for its smartphone and tablet devices because of complaints about low resolution screens and short battery life of the hardware. The company also has the reputation of loading its new devices with older versions of the Android OS and shipping devices before they are ready to be rolled out to the public.

The other day, Dell introduced the Dell Streak Pro 101DL, a high-end smartphone that while originally set to launch in Japan, could see action in the States. It is the first Android 2.3 device to be released by Dell and is equipped with a 4.3 inch qHD Super AMOLED display powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor. Two cameras are on the device, an 8MP one on the back and a 1.3MP one on the front. The device is compatible with AT&T's 3G network which means it has a chance of hitting the States at some point in time.

Ironically, while Michael Dell showed his support for Microsoft and Windows 8, the company announced a few days ago that it will not ship Windows Phone Mango devices as previously planned.

source: electronista

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1. Allday28

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

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

16. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Damn, don't take it so personally


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

u mad bro?

56. chris da computa guy unregistered

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

75. theindianguy

Posts: 90; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

sour grapes is all i can say....

2. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

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

3. effzee unregistered

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

4. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

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

38. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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

66. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 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.

5. toaster

Posts: 114; Member since: Sep 13, 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.

68. paynekiller

Posts: 152; Member since: May 24, 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?

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...

34. sniperace

Posts: 95; Member since: Aug 20, 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 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.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

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

23. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

36. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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

77. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

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


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

30. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 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.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

40. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

46. gtrxman

Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 10, 2011

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

8. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

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

10. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 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.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

12. speed4evr

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 05, 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.

13. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

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

15. speed4evr

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 05, 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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