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The Street says Android users know nothing about their phones

0. phoneArena posted on 24 Jun 2012, 00:31

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, 18:44

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

$199 isn't full retail and post some links where the iPhone is on sale right now

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 20:54 1

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

Actually, the iPhone goes thus: free, 50, 200, 300, 400. At least here at Best Buy.

Wanna know how many people came in asking for the fifty buck iPhone? Yeah.

Android made the smartphone accessible price wise. If this is a bad thing, why did Apple follow suit?

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 14:53

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

Actually, you're still a f*cking dumbass, sorry to break it to you. Don't you ever correct me again.
iphone 3GS - FREE (dumbass)
iphone 4 8gb - $50 (dumbass)
iphone 4s 16gb - $149 (dumbass)

I'm not going to say where because f*ck you.

That was for taco, not you Sniggly. You're simply unaware of the prices I quoted, taco is just simply retarded.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 15:45 1

118. cripton805 (Posts: 1485; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

Im going to say it like this because this stupidity is on a whole other level. Your argument states that android phones are cheap. Yes some are cheaper. Theres an Ipod Shuffle and an Ipod Touch. Does that make the iPod touch cheap and anything apple produces? Hell it could even be different brands in that case because Android is an OS not a damn product!!!

damn morons nowadays...

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 18:04

144. BREvenson (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 May 2012)

Let me get this straight...you are actually siding with this poor excuse of a blog? They basically insulted the intelligence of the average Android smartphone user by talking down to them, claiming that the average Android user doesn't know what they are doing with their phones and that they show no interest or loyalty to the brand. Then again, that does sound like something you would believe.

I have yet to see an Android phone owner who doesn't know enough about their phone to be able to use it effectively and expand upon their own knowledge. Is it a crime to want to be smart about your smartphone?

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 18:45 1

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

I see android users everyday who don't have a clue

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 18:16

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

U talk nonsense and chat bogus. Talk wisely with knowledge.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 22:13

200. D_Tech-tive (Posts: 104; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)

This from someone who has a phone with less variations and less customization. Very stupid comment! Pay more and do less doesn't equal smart, or better quality!

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 05:45

217. dsDoan (Posts: 234; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)

Since you're so keen on hard facts, I've got some for you:

The reason Android users don't use WiFi is because they have had LTE since January of 2010. Depending on where you live, LTE speeds can be in excess of 30 Mbps, which is faster than most public wifi, and faster than the average home internet connection. We don't need WiFi because we have something even better.

iPhones on the other hand are forced to use slow-ass 3G, therefore they are reliant upon WiFi to get any type of good data speeds.

You don't use WiFi out of choice; you use WiFi out of necessity.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 00:56 8

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

I've said before, I rarely use wifi on my device, and I know how to operate my phone quite well, anyways don't think they should take this numbers to make such an assumption, but rather work on a study to prove their hypothesis.

I don't fully buy the "cheap android" theory, saying those customers are not tech savvy what stops them from getting a free 3GS? and if the rumor about the Razr Maxx beating the iPhone in Verizon could indicate many android users are buying strong devices, could be sales rep at their finest.

oh I can smell the trolls commenting any moment without reading calming is a fact

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 00:57 26

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

'Android users are "not tech savvy,'

First Android was "just for nerds", and now Android users are not tech savvy. Motorola just sold a sh*t-ton of Razr Maxxes but "Android users are getting cheap and free phone and have no loyalty to the platform"? I've owned 5 Android devices since 2009 after switching from a Storm 2, so I'm not sure what it takes to be loyal to the platform nowadays but I think that qualifies. I use the web, I use wifi, hotspot, Bluetooth, I know how to update my phone, root it, and even add custome ROM... So I think I am pretty tech savvy.

So who the heck took these surveys? No one ever asked me any of this!

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 09:51 5

64. tedkord (Posts: 14135; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Android users generally don't have loyalty, in that we'll go to whatever the best platform for us is. If WebOS had taken off, and had some compelling choices, I could just have easily gotten one of them.

I don't have brand loyalty or platform loyalty - if you make the best product for me, I'll buy it when I need one.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 11:43

74. Luuthian (Posts: 297; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)

That could be said of any kind of phone user though, which is another problem with the article. Droid users who currently like Droid are still loyal to the platform. They just recognize that one day they may potentially switch devices if something else comes along which they percieve to be better. Yeah, Apple tends to have moire devout followers. But even some of them would switch phones if they discovered a device that worked for them better.

Loyalty is a fickle thing. To blanket Droid users as an unloyal whole is very wrong.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 12:53 1

82. tedkord (Posts: 14135; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

I was just referencing brand loyalty - like we will only get a phone if it has Android.

I think you see a lot more of that with iOS, whereas we're very loyal as far as defending our current choice, but we would leave it without any issues if something else better came around.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 13:00 2

83. thedarkside (Posts: 654; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

i honestly think android, windows phone and iOS have pretty decent followers.

i on the other hand have an iPhone but i would consider making a jump to android.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 13:36

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

I agree there are some who have gone to other devices, but it's just not true to say Android users generally don't have loyalty. I've placed several hundreds and maybe even thousands of orders for people moving from one Droid to another. (I was a technician, not a sales rep. So I'd didn't place a lot of orders for new phones. But 99.9% of the time it was for Android to Android upgrades.) The article implies that people buy one Android device and can't bring themselves to buy another, which just isn't true. I looked at and was tempted by WP7 but just kept going back to what it doesn't have when compared to Android. My point is, you can't lump all Android users into this little box labeled "Unloyal, Cheap, and Non-tech savvy". Just as there are many types of ios, wp7, even WebOS users... There are different kinds I'd Android users as well that range from novice to expert.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 13:53 1

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

You worked for Verizon which had no iPhone.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 16:22

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

Correction: I worked for Verizon, which had Blackberrys, Androids, Windows Phones, WebOS and eventually got the iPhone. And rarely did I sell an iPhone to someone who had an Android.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 17:35

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

Facts are against you as iPhone is by a large margin the best selling phone on Verizon. Obviously people are switching from android to iPhone.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 18:03

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

Correction: was the best selling phone. The Razr Maxx just beat it. Also take into consideration that many subs were waiting for the iPhone to come to Verizon before going to a smartphone. Once that happend, there were a ton of people ordering it. But I had more people going from a feature to an iPhone than people going from Android to iPhone.

But by far, the best calls were people going from Droid to iPhone and back to another Droid. For some people the iPhone just isn't enough.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 18:46 1

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

Fact the razr Maxx didn't beat it. That was an analyst guessing. No official numbers have been releases. Said that you ignore facts as usual.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 18:57

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

You're a sad little guy. You can never except that Apple is number 2. There is a fact for ya.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 14:56

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

And where do you work taco? Entry level position at the local poop factory?

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 14:26 1

103. tedkord (Posts: 14135; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

I'm sure that's all true, but it isn't blind loyalty to Android that brings them back. It's that the platform is still the best one for them.

My next phone will be the SGSIII, or if it comes out in time, the RAZR HD. That's only because they're the best options out for me right now. If there were a good WP8 phone or WebOS phone on Verizon right now, I could go with either. But, the sad fact is right now I have a choice of Android, Blackberry or iOS if I want a smartphone right now, and that's not even a choice.

I'm not going with the SGSIII because it's Android, just because it's the best smartphone available at this time.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 16:39 1

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

I agree, BLIND loyalty isn't an attribute for typical Android users. We want the best of the best and if a device comes up short we are very critical whether it's Android or not.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 17:11

126. tedkord (Posts: 14135; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Exactly. Try to find anything nice about LG android smartphones from android users.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 18:25

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

umm.. the G2X had an HDMI port. That could be useful for the right person. lol.

Thats all I got. :)

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 18:43

161. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

i liked the G2x. it's stock builds of Android and Tegra II processor made it a very likeable device for a long time. it was very snappy. only the bugs kept it from really being great.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 17:36 1

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

Typical android users don't even know how to use basic functions on their phone

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 18:31

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

I see your moron trolling is back in full force. I guess your "growing up" and "have more important things to do than troll" BS didnt last too long. Did they fire you from mcdonalds? Poor poor taco.

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