Finally! This Iphone thing is over!!!

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  1. Section Twelve

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    So the market data, which not only shows the rate of adoption and is a decent gauge for popularity, is insignificant to you somehow?

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    People always drastically over estimate the amount of people who care about having an open source phone. In fact I would venture to see the vast majority of people don't even understand the difference between open source and not. Truth of the fact is us rooters, which probably make up 1-2 % of the market are the only ones who care. People are being very naive if they think the iPhone won't impact Android sales for Verizon. That's not to say Android isn't improving all the time, clearly they are. But I still think most people would prefer the iPhone and how simple it is compared to an android phone and its learning curve. I love the Android OS because I have taken the time to learn about it and how to do some awesome stuff with my phone. Most people don't want to do that though.

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    No. It's not insignificant, it merely is what you would expect it to be. iPhone really can't grow, without expanding to additional carriers. And since Android was at zero last year, it had no where to go but up.

    Again, I'm not trying to deny the rapid adoption of the Android platform. All I'm saying is, much of that was fed by the desire for an iPhone-like device on VZW. And if VZW users actually had an iPhone option, some, if not many, would choose iPhone over Android. And whether that number is some or many, it would impact Android sales.

    Ultimately, we won't really know how the two sell to head to head, until either:

    1. AT&T has a selection of quality Android devices
    2. VZW gets the iPhone

    Finally, when you speak of "open platforms" with regard to cell phones, what percentage of people buying cell phones do you think actually care? We live in a country where most people can't set their microwave clocks or get their printers to print.
     
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    It takes time. I am just saying that now android ia up there where devs are giving it a serious thought.

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    Its not coming anytime soon. The verizon ceo said that they are doing great with android and are not really that exited to get the iphone. I am just saying that the more good os in the market, the better for us. As from the report I saw the market can hold upto 5 mobile os.


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    I agree totally. I jumped from iphone after having iphone for 3 years and not because of att, because of android. I wanted the openness.

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    The only single carrier iPhone is here in the U.S. in Europe MANY carriers have the iPhone as well as Asia. Guess what? Android is growing, actually eclipsing the iPhone, globally. Remember the U.S. does NOT equal the world, particularly a world where Android is growing by leaps and bounds. So next time you try and use the single carrier argument remember we're not the only ones on this blue marble.
     
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    I've heard everything from "it's a done deal" to "it's never going to happen". Statement made by CEOs in the press amount to little more than posturing. Either way, I'll believe it when it's officially announced. To your latter point, I agree totally. The more options we have as consumers, the better. As we can plainly see in the Android world, the more competition the better.
     
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    I really don't trust any graph I see comparing growth, market share or whatever else. Every one of those graphs are tailored to the likes of who creates them. If someone wants it to look like Android controls market share they will find some loop hole to make it look that way and vice versa.

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    That's why we are not going to see iphone until 2011 or 2012 on verizon. People have been speculating iphone on verizon for past three years haven't happened yet. Plus you have too see that most of the apple sales,.over 70% is not iphone, it's ipod touch.
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    Again, when you say Android is growing by leaps and bounds, while iPhone isn't... what else would you expect? By and large, Apple had a saturated market, while Android didn't exist a year ago. It's like me saying I just built a phone in my basement and sold it to my brother. Therefore, my sales are up 100% for the month of October while Android has only experienced 8% growth. All this data needs to be looked at in a historical context. And again, I never said Android would dry up and disappear if VZW got an iPhone, only that it would impact Android sales adversely.

    As for the U.S. vs. international markets, I was merely looking at it within the context it's typically discussed on these forums.