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Android has not "developed to expectations" says Michael Dell

0. phoneArena posted on 13 Oct 2011, 16:04

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, 17:09 4

14. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)

Dell. Yep that's the joke and punchline all in one...

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 17:22 3

17. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)

make some better sh*it next time you as*wipes

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 19:02

35. sniperace (Posts: 95; Member since: 20 Aug 2009)

Brutal straight to the point ...I love it !!! lmao!!

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 17:26 1

18. bossmt_2 (Posts: 457; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)

I love my Dell PC and Laptop, but their smartphones suck. Dell needs to get with the times,

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 17:27 3

19. Chip (unregistered)


posted on 13 Oct 2011, 17:36

20. JasonLegend00 (Posts: 31; Member since: 06 Nov 2009)

Are you f**king stupid!?!?!

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 17:44 1

21. joe45 (unregistered)

I used to work for Dell computer as a travel tech lemme tell u Dell..your sale team are morons and sell up EVERYTHING to your customers which ISNT true..I fixed all your sales teams screw ups!

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 17:50 3

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


posted on 13 Oct 2011, 18:16 4

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

So Taco, will you be another one to trust the word of the guy who said that were he given control of Apple he'd liquidate it and give money back to investors?

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 19:12 2

41. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

I think you blew a fuse. You know what helps? A life

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 18:15 2

24. Lwazi_N (Posts: 205; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

Dell reminds me of Acer a while ago. Why do these weak OEM's blame Android when they fail to make captivating Android gadgets? You don't hear Samsung or HTC complaining, even though they are paying a lot of money to Microsoft for using Android. But they have been making the most successful Android products.

It's amazing that Dell and Acer throw their weight behind WP7 and choose to ditch Android. ZTE, Samsung and HTC have found ways to make both Android and WP7 profitable for them. It's time Dell did the same.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 18:18 4

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

It doesn't surprise me that Michael Dell would say something so entirely f**king stupid.

Funny thing: my manager and another guy were just talking about the Streak today and laughing at what a piece of s**t it was. They said a ton sold at first, but they were returned because they sucked so badly.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 18:42 2

33. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

Its makes sense though. He is not going to admit how much crap the streak was so was else is there to blame. bingo.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 18:24 1

29. Mozarrt (Posts: 301; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)

The Dell Venue Pro is a pretty good phone, just had some bugs. I think Windows Phone is the way forward for them.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 18:28 1

31. stupidodello (unregistered)

I think Michael Dell better disband DELL and give back the shareholder money back.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 19:05 2

37. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

lol, Dell products, in general are poor - my last HP computer lasted 5 years....

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 19:13 1

42. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

Cheap and hard To repair

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 19:07 2

39. sniperace (Posts: 95; Member since: 20 Aug 2009)

So Dell is the Palm Pre of Android...lol

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 19:15 1

43. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

Leave android then? one crappy manufacturer that leaves space for someone good to have building android phones and tabs

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 19:20

44. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

With all the money Dell has made over the years, you would think they could afford to straighten up the "E" in DELL rather than leaving it lean to the right. If they're not into perfecting their product, I'm not going to buy it. :)

John B.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 19:58 3

48. Libra501 (Posts: 14; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

i dont know why all fandroid crying like this.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 20:36 1

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

We're laughing, laughing at the moron who said this ridiculous thing about Android.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 21:54

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

Good question libra501. You must be new to PA. They ALWAYS cry like this.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 21:01

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

He's right that android leads to bad customer experiences. This is the beginning of androids decline in market share. A lot of manufacturers will be switching to windows. It's a more stable platform with better support. Also they won't have to worry about lawsuits since windows actually came up with their own look and feel instead of copying iOS.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 21:58 1

58. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

Aside from dell and acer? Who are this all manufacturers, also what on android causes customers to be unsatisfied? Slow updates? That's manufacturer to blame little bug quashed? also manufacturer to blame. Ms is not in charge of dell to provide better support. Look how little issues nexus phones have, al so why you said ms is not copying? Metro UI? Aside from thaf what's not taken from other OS's?

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 22:09

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

That's the point UI is different. Dumb fandroids claim copying on things like ota updates and voice controls. These are features that have been around forever. It's like saying android is copying because they have a web browser. It's how you implement the feature that should be unique.

You don't have to believe me, but you will see that with iOS 5, more iPhones on more carriers, manufacturer dissatisifaction with android and the resurgence of Microsoft, android will take a dive.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 22:26 1

63. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

I don't think it will go away, yes some manufactures will leave but those are the one's that have not achieved any sales. They will try and see if they will become important on Another os just to fail to the big players. Making a smarphones with a partner is 50-50 work you can't expect google to solve the issues your overlay caused to the os, android will have people migrating to manufacturers that are doing a better job at it and circle repeats over and . Yes android will not have a gigantic market share but they won't be chucked away And not by ios5 and mango. Also seriously I used an iPhone and my friends have iPhone and why do I fail to see they are a copy? Android feels completely different than ios.

posted on 15 Oct 2011, 20:07

78. Axial (unregistered)

Taco50 is actually making some valid observations here.

I wouldn't necessarily agree that Android leads to bad customer experience. Most people (average Joe with a smartphone) who use Android have it as their first smartphone and thus do not know what the Apple or Microsoft experiences are like, so they can't make an assessment and are perfectly fine with what they have.

However, Microsoft has been working in the dark to undermine Android, and with the licensing deals as well as the new marketing push, they might just succeed in stealing market share away from the same.

Also, you can't tell me that iOS or Android invented notifications, touch screen interfaces, web browsers, media players, etc. Those are all very generic elements that any OS can incorporate. All operating systems borrow ideas from one another, period.

As for Michael Dell's intelligence, that has nothing to do with this. It's his marketing team to blame here. They try to go it alone and sell all of their devices by themselves. Who here honestly goes to Dell's website to look at phones? I don't. I browse their Alienware lineup (which has improved vastly since 2006) and their Ultrasharp monitors, but never think about Dell phones and tablets. They need to make carrier agreements and sell through additional channels. They also need to advertise. Advertisement is key. It's the same reason why WP7 hasn't taken off as hoped and why iOS devices are doing exceedingly well.

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 21:03

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

I'm sure fandroids think they're smarter than Michael Dell. He runs a successful company and is rich. What are you guys doing?

posted on 13 Oct 2011, 21:20 3

53. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

just because a company is successful doesnt mean everything they shyt is gold. go pick up a streak and tell me its a top notch tablet

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