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quote: While Mick's article is garbage as usual, even he admits that Apple is outselling all the crapdroids in Britain and the U.S. -- the biggest markets, and Android is only winning in smaller backwater markets like Germany and France. You can't expect to win over all customers in small, backwards uninformed nations, you know?
quote: Google had market shares of between 46 and 61 percent in all markets. Cellphone makers like Samsung Electronics, Sony Ericsson, LG Ericsson and Motorola Mobility all use its Android platform in their phones. "In Germany, Android achieved a dominant 61 percent share of smartphone sales in the latest 12 weeks, with the Samsung Galaxy S II the top selling handset," Sunnebo said.
quote: Apple's marketshare rose from 11 points to 36% in the US, and 10 points to 31% in Britain with the release of the 4S. I'm not sure how you figure that means that Apple is outselling Android in those markets, when it's pretty clear Android is still in the lead.
quote: That statement was shown to be false. So you then switch instead to discussing
quote: How many Android phones does do the Crapdroid makers have to sell to equal the profit of one iPhone? Esp. when M$FT is taking its $15 or whateva cut?? My guess is like 10 or 20. So Apple is probably making like 4 or 5 times as much profit.
quote: Look down the line and think
quote: The industry was already moving in that direction, SOMEONE was going to be first, it just happened to be Apple.
quote: even though they switched from a Blackberry copy to an iPhone copy
quote: I don't know a single developer who develops for multiple mobile platforms that doesn't hate developing for Android.
quote: Office for iPad is happening because of the iPad's sales, not because Android is "garbage".
quote: Also next time you flail around trying to make a point, don't resort to lying. Xbox Live is most certainly on Android.
quote: Just because there isn't 100% parody between every competitors app list means nothing. You're basically saying "Well Android sucks because (some random app) isn't on it, so there!". By your logic OS X sucks because I can't run all my Windows apps without Bootcamp. It's childish and ignorant, grow up.
quote: By that logic, MS should have all of their other applications like OneNote on Android given that it has such a large chunk of the smartphone market.
quote: Fact of the matter is that there is little consistency among Android devices and which handset is running which version of the OS. Carriers have WAY too much control over the platform and it is screwing developers and customers over.
quote: The point is that MS has largely avoided Android development outside of things like a Bing, Halo, and MSN app, and that point still stands.
quote: Nope, it's one reason of many why I have problems with Android.
quote: No that's not "logic" at all. Microsoft want's you to buy a Windows phone for using OneNote. Not Andriod.
quote: And give me a break! Do you know how many planner and note taking apps are on Android? How is it game breaking to the end user if they can't use "OneNOte" specifically?
quote: I could make an argument how Apple "screws over" it's customers too, at which point you would bring up their sales numbers and market share. So I'll kindly do the same. Look at the numbers. "Screwed" people? That sure is a lot of willingly screwed people you're talking about.
quote: And that has NOTHING to do with the fact that Android directly competes with Microsoft's own line of phones?
quote: What is your argument anyway? That Android's development API is such "crap", that Microsoft itself won't even touch it? The largest and most staffed software firm on the planet. Right Takin..good one!
quote: So because two last gen products won't get ICS upgrades, Android as a whole is "garbage"?
quote: Limiting Siri to the iPhone 4S is lame
quote: LOL see what we're talking about? You dismiss Apple's blatant gouging and customer malice as "lame", but crucify Android and call it "garbage" because TWO old devices won't be compatible with ICS???
quote: when Apple posts its next big profit
quote: Personally my main concern is not that anyone loses but that Apple thrives, and it clearly is :)
quote: But all the insults and name calling do (and I confess I sometimes have felt provoked to do a bit of that)
quote: I like debate, I like opposing views
quote: I hope they prosper and I am happy to devote a tiny fraction of my ample leisure time to defending them in public discourse
quote: You spend EVERYDAY of your life on here doing it, not a TINY fraction of your ample leisure time .
quote: Or, he could just be some sad balding old fart sitting alone in a basement somewhere, trying to find some controversial stance in order to get a bit of attention on a random tech site to make his life seem that much more important.
quote: Apple rescued me from the hell of CP/M, MS-DOS and Windows in that order.
quote: to when I retired in 2009
quote: My iPad and and iPhone continue to delight me.
quote: So I am neither ignorant or affiliated with Apple but I am biased in their favour because they are simply better than anyone else, they have done more for me than any other technology company, I hope they prosper and I am happy to devote a tiny fraction of my ample leisure time to defending them in public discourse.
quote: I like debate, I like opposing views.
quote: The ball is in your court - prove to me that you have a mind, write something thoughtful, literate and coherent in response. I dare you.
quote: No, it's just a product.
quote: I see. So you're a crazy old man it seems. You salivate at the mouth when someone mentions Apple. You lick your lips and ready yourself to preach like it has importance.
quote: Because you're simple and have simple tastes. This is a technology site where all the gear heads meet up to talk.
quote: I can say the same about Microsoft. Thanks to their well designed products I have been able to do work. I've never had an issue that couldn't be resolved because I'm not an idiot and I want to know my computer. I don't need an Apple Genius to help me change my wallpaper.
quote: You filthy liar. Your history has shown otherwise. Crazy old man can't even remember what he says and does.
quote: Can't have a well thought out discussion because you're not a reasonable individual. It will always come down to name calling and you deserve it. Why? Because you're not reasonable and rational.
quote: Apple customer is better paid, older, and more intelligent than their Android equivalent
quote: Saying it's 'just a product' has nothing to do with whether or not the original poster feels he was rescued from having to deal with other products.
quote: Are you going to make all your guesses judgemental, non-evidenced personal-insult drivel?
quote: How is the fact that Microsoft developed products that help you got anything at all to do with the smartphone debate?
quote: We're not talking about operating systems, we're talking about phones.
quote: It seems it only comes down to that for you, indicating that you, are in fact, not a reasonable individual.
quote: Good job in presenting a clear, logical argument..
quote: Notice how the logic in my post is what insults you, I don't need to start calling you names
quote: In the past, back in the days of the Wintel platform domination of the desktop PC market
quote: given the hard numbers and facts that they either twist or actively ignore
quote: The reality is that younger, less educated and less financially successful people buy Android phones
quote: DailyTech who are held in extremely low regard by most in the tech community due to the obvious bias
quote: Most logical, successful people, aren't that insecure, and they choose the phone with the best hardware, best apps, and highest customer satisfaction ratings. Logical
quote: most in the tech community due to the obvious bias
quote: And we need Tony here, cheesy misses him already