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Robert Scoble says "Apple has slipped", so he's switching to Android

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Feb 2013, 09:57

Robert Scoble holds a lot of sway in the tech world. There's a reason why Scoble can take over any social network you follow him on, if you don't properly sequester his posts: because people listen to and trust his opinions. While some consider Google+ a "ghost town" (because they don't understand the service), Scoble has amassed over 3 million followers. What he says holds weight, and Scoble is now saying that "Apple has slipped", so he's switching to Android...

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posted on 19 Feb 2013, 10:16 3

8. ryq24 (Posts: 773; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

No offense but Who is this guy?

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 10:22 1

14. vandroid (Posts: 348; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)

thats what i thought too

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 10:16 6

9. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

For that's one ifan down. at least he realize what ANROID have been doing in these pass few months NFC sharing. 720PHD too now 1080P with QUAD CORE. and Android OS always changes never look the same like iOS

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 13:42 1

37. donfem (Posts: 697; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

The surprising thing is that this "ifan" has the means and clout to buy or get any new Apple product anytime. I hope those who are less privileged will have their "eyes" opened.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 10:18 3

11. ama3654 (Posts: 295; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)

We welcome you warmly, thats what Android people do, now go get yourself an Android flagship and enjoy the freedom

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 10:28 12

17. BadAssAbe (Posts: 465; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)

If this guy is so smart, then why did it take him so long to switch to android?
When the original Droid came out, i knew back then android was the future, Some knew before.
Apple still has many of the same problems it had back then.
Closed OS
No Sd Slots
Huge Bezel
One Size fits all
Easily Damaged Phones
Small Screens
Way OverPriced
and many more

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 02:59 1

52. sitihardiyantiburukrupa (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)

He was dumb/blind a.k.a the sheeep...
and he got enlighten... and suddenly realize that android is the way...

that's why this is big news...
when a sheeeep is able to see, they'll change to droid.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 10:48 3

23. moronman66 (Posts: 162; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)

I think this will get at least some people who just kind of didn't think much before buying an iPhone to hopefully think about something else. Personally, I think the iPhone is going to end up like Mac. Decent platform, more expensive, less selection, and it won't be as commonly used. There's at least a few reasons why only 10% of computers are Macs, and I'm not saying one is superior to another, but I think this will be the case with the iPhone as well.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 11:04

25. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

So if iOS is outdated now, it is facing doom?!
Newsflash A - Apple has all the resources to drastically improve iOS.
And they are fully intent on doing that
Newsflash B - a completely revamped version is on the way already, with Johnathan Ive in charge.
Expect a NEW iOS this summer!

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 17:19 1

42. BadAssAbe (Posts: 465; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)

Yeah because we all know how fast apple does things like
State of the art Maps 2012
A Bigger Whole 4in Screen! Whoa! 2012
Maybe a quadcore and 2 gigs of ram this year
LTE finally added in the iPhone 2012

Should i list more? How about stuff the iPhone doesnt have
SD Slot, HD Screen, Notification Lights, Mirco USB Charging Needed By LAW, Smaller Bezel, Lower prices(100$ for 16gb mores LOL) ,

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 18:21 2

46. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)

Newsflash C - You're a tool.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 11:08 1

26. nemo.king (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)

android for ever.............. even me switched from ios to android due to lack of functions

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 17:09

41. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Ever is a long time. I doubt we'll be using android in a decade or so. It may still be google-owned, but not Android, per se

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 11:14

27. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 470; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)

I love the people who actually argue over this foolishness. I have and never will give a rats ass about what os somebody uses.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 11:22 1

28. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

Soo...should I know who this guy is?

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 12:27

32. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

He cant be that huge in the tech world, I've never heard of him. What does he do exactly or how is he so famous?

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 13:21 1

33. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Well he says these things and share prices cross 800 mark... so must surely be mroe than you and me :)

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 20:10

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

Same boat pal... Not a clue of why should we care about him

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 13:27

34. JunitoNH (Posts: 1934; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

Sounds to me like someone is getting paid on the side; almost like a celebrity endorsement.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 15:52

38. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)

And thou shall have seeneth the light!

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 18:15 1

44. lyndon420 (Posts: 5023; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

Beginning to see a trend with with these so-called tech experts...jumping the IOS ship.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 19:55 1

47. _PHug_ (Posts: 463; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)

NEVER heard of this guy but if he is just now figuring out what I've known for 3+ years I don't see why his opinion would matter.

posted on 19 Feb 2013, 20:48 1

50. SuperNexus (Posts: 127; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)

A wise decision by Robert Scoble .

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