Mainstream Media Starting to Catch On to What We Know about Android vs. iPhone

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  1. dgstorm

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    A recent article on Yahoo News! from "The Street" writer Scott Moritz, caught my eye. The title to the article is, "10 Androids That Outmuscle the iPhone", and it goes to show that the mainstream media is really catching on to what we already knew about Android vs. iPhone. Apparently, there are going to be several Androids that are much better than the iPhone. Who'da thunk it?

    Several of the phones mentioned in the article were very notable Androids, although some aren't even that impressive. He specifically named the following 10 devices as the phones that were "out-muscling" the iPhone:
    • Samsung Nexus S, Sprint
    • LG Optimus (Pretty sure he was talking about the follow-up version)
    • Samsung Droid Charge, Verizon
    • Samsung Function (probably VZW version of Galaxy S II), Verizon
    • Motorola Mobility Targa (probably the Bionic), Verizon
    • HTC Sensation, AT&T
    • LG Revolution, Verizon
    • Samsung Infuse, AT&T
    • HTC Thunderbolt, Verizon
    • Motorola Atrix, AT&T
    The article had this to say about the Android ecosystem starting to dominate the market over the iPhone,
    Of course the Android tech news websites already post this stuff daily, but it's interesting to see it really start to take hold in the "mainstream" media. Most of the time when you see articles comparing the Android to the iPhone in regular news outlets, the articles tend to "favor" the Apple product a bit. It's nice to see people starting to see that we don't all have to drink the Apple "Kool-aid" and that there is an alternative "fruit-punch" out there.

    Source: Android.net via Yahoo News!
     
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    And now HTC and Moto are making some noise about unlocking bootloaders! What's it gonna be Apple? Huh? Whatcha got?!
     
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    This is the history of Apple. They do what they want, when they want and don't care about what the rest of the world is doing. And because of this, they pop their bubble and end up 'disappearing' (aka no new innovations) for a decade until they get a new product people wants.
     
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    Ehhh, Apple isn't about value and the cutting edge really (if we can distinguish between market/new product innovation and product evolution). The IPhone is a great phone, maybe not as great a value, but the marketing and branding makes up for it.

    Apple has a great business model. They leverage across platforms and entrench users. They probably won't dominate any one market longer-term, but they'll be hugely successful capturing significant share across multiple verticals. Businesses that try to be all things to all people usually fail.
     
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    The Evo4g beat the iphone in specs nearly 2yrs ago.
     
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    +1...i don't think apple really has a need or interest in participating in the pissing contests. They've consistently shattered records every quarter and have improved YOY profit wise for a loooong time. I doubt any sleep is being lost at apple HQ. The only thing in play here is ego, and on that end apple may be a little hurt, but ego and sales don't necessarily go hand in hand (as evidenced by apples ridiculous success)

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    I'm sure they fantasized about keeping an IPod-type strangehold on the smartphone market, but they're crying all the way to the bank. They've never really shown much interest in targeting the value buyer and that's a big reason why their margins are comparatively higher than their competitors.

    They'll probably be the first to come out with a good 3-in-1 smartphone/tablet/laptop device and send shockwaves thru the market, again.
     
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    Christ... I hate when they refer to android as a whole as the "ecosystem" lose the apple banter plz

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    I could name 20 more android phones that out-muscle the iPhone.
     
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    Yet not one (ten combined?) that outsell it...

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    out sell which iphone, because the samsung galaxy devices are the reason apple went back to the drawing board and then decided to file a law suit to claim copyright infringement. Also we have the evo device (evo/sprint, tbolt/vzw, inspire/att)
     
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    Is there any individual android phone that's outsold any iteration of the iphone? I know, I know, it's about choice yadda yadda, my point in alking the question is that saying android phones "outmuscle" the iphone clearly doesn't mean much since apple has zero problem selling units.

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