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    Moto Droid "mid to low tier?"

    Story from MSNBC:

    ' Android: Google's software has been on a tear, racking up a lot of support from manufacturers, and favorable reviews. There was just one Android phone out in 2008. At the end of 2009, there were more than a dozen, from Motorola, HTC and Samsung and others.
    "I think 2010 is a year when Android share will really expand," Golvin says.
    Android is free for manufacturers as part of Google's effort to stimulate use of its Web services on cell phones. It's attracting a lot of attention from application developers, but the offerings still don't match those on the iPhone, either in quantity or quality.
    Carlaw believes Android will, much like Symbian, mainly be used in mid-to-low tier smart phones, leaving the high end of the market to the iPhone, and perhaps Nokia's Maemo.'

    I though the Motorola Droid WAS a high-end smart phone.
    Anyway, it's become a serious player in a very short time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foy View Post
    Story from MSNBC:

    ' Android: Google's software has been on a tear, racking up a lot of support from manufacturers, and favorable reviews. There was just one Android phone out in 2008. At the end of 2009, there were more than a dozen, from Motorola, HTC and Samsung and others.
    "I think 2010 is a year when Android share will really expand," Golvin says.
    Android is free for manufacturers as part of Google's effort to stimulate use of its Web services on cell phones. It's attracting a lot of attention from application developers, but the offerings still don't match those on the iPhone, either in quantity or quality.
    Carlaw believes Android will, much like Symbian, mainly be used in mid-to-low tier smart phones, leaving the high end of the market to the iPhone, and perhaps Nokia's Maemo.'

    I though the Motorola Droid WAS a high-end smart phone.
    Anyway, it's become a serious player in a very short time.

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    For the price we pay, it sure is.

    Let's all go inform their writers that Droid is a top end smart phone! Maybe we can get a retraction

    I'm also pretty sure Droid is a direct competition to iPod, that writer should research better.
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    the writer should be fired. The specs alone are high end, on top of that that OS is beautiful. What is wrong with people. I really dislike Apple bias
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    Quote Originally Posted by carbonnoid View Post
    the writer should be fired. The specs alone are high end, on top of that that OS is beautiful. What is wrong with people. I really dislike Apple bias
    I agree that the writer is wrong, but one article doesn't show a bias.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carbonnoid View Post
    the writer should be fired. The specs alone are high end, on top of that that OS is beautiful. What is wrong with people. I really dislike Apple bias
    You answered your own question. Probably one of those people that'll fight through 5 dropped calls to tell you the iPhone's better.
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    The ONLY thing the iphone has over the droid is more apps. Even that is skewed due to the larger amount of free apps on android.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hookbill View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by carbonnoid View Post
    the writer should be fired. The specs alone are high end, on top of that that OS is beautiful. What is wrong with people. I really dislike Apple bias
    I agree that the writer is wrong, but one article doesn't show a bias.
    To an extent I agree, we also don't have the full article to compare against.

    I wonder if we could get a link to it? I'll go *GOOGLE* it. ha ha.

    Edit: Full link to article HERE
    Last edited by nerdbox08; 02-15-2010 at 08:58 PM.
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    The Apple bias is there, because everyone is embracing the forgotten step child. Back in the day, when computers were new, the IBM compatible (for all of it's short comings) rocked Apple in sales, and market share. Performance and ease of use aside, Apple was always the underdog in the computer world. People who owned Apple computers (Apple IIe, Apple Macintosh) were fanatical about their computers, and were fanatically loyal to the company. Apple's market share grew over the years, but not much, but for the last, oh say, ten years or so, Apple has been gaining ground, and and people love Apple, because it's cool to love them, and it's cool, and fashionable to have their products now, and people are rushing to be part of the "cult of Apple" that was prominent in 80's and 90's. Also, it makes the owner of such products seem intelligent, and discerning.

    I tire of listening to people who, after buying an Apple computer, become Apple fanboys, as if Apple is the end all be all of computing.... My brother switched to Apple a couple of years ago, and when he started talking about his computer, and dissing mine (A Windows system) I wanted to duct tape his mouth....

    Anyway, I think that the Droid is definitely top tier, and is certainly not in the same league as some other smart phones.
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    being biased so apple feels its still winning at something. but really there getting whoopped all across the board.
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