To Beat Apple.

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Dejuanxg, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. Dejuanxg

    Dejuanxg Member

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    If android is to past the iphone os it needs to take over a few iphones and have them running the android os at decent speeds.
     
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    Just a matter of time. Google has a great product in Android. There is room for both, but with Apple not opening up their market to Verizon/Sprint, they are just hurting themselves.

    Android is doing amazingly well for the short time frame it's been around.
     
  3. MiXoLoGiSt

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    Agreed, unfortunately Android will never catch up to Apple in terms of the app store.
     
  4. Corinacakes

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    :rofl3: ok?!!.........
     
  5. wil318466

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    Never say never. Remember what motivates people to write Apps, and that is the market. People will write software for inferior or harder to write products if they can make more money doing it.

    Give it time. Android is being widely accepted. People love it. Just today I had a discussion with a guy at work who was saying he needs to get all his phones in his household under one "roof", and I have a droid and the other guy (3 of us total) had an iPhone. As soon as the discussion started I thought "the iPhone is gonna win" and we went through it all and he priced it all out and he pretty much came up with the conclusion that the whole family is going with Verizon and Droids.

    I was pretty surprised. One of the major reasons was service from Verizon and his wife already having a Droid and really saying a lot of good things about it.

    In tech, things change really quickly. Apple has a dominant lock on things right now, but don't be surprised if 2 years from now it's reversed. Really.
     
  6. Backnblack

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    True, I wish we had a few thousand fart apps......
     
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    Yea Mix is correct. You would need to get over 3 million monkeys coding fart apps to surpass apples fart apps alone
     
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    I'm not sure I understand your line of thought. Why do you think running Android on iPhone hardware is what will convert the masses? Do you think they're unhappy with the iPhone OS but love the hardware?
     
  9. Darkseider

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    Don't be too sure about that. With Froyo + 1 Adobe AIR is supported on Android which means that devs can just bring their ActionScript3 apps to the Droid. Read that as bring FLASH apps to Android and have them installed locally. Couple this with the performance gains in Froyo as well as newer handsets as well as the other languages apps can be created in AND the openness of the market... well you get the point. Android was already at 50k+ apps in April and it wouldn't be a stretch to think it is nearing or breaking 60k by now.
     
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    Does it really matter if Android surpasses the Iphone? All I care about is the phone I have in my hand and not what another company is doing. Everyone has a preference and swears what they have is the best. In the end both companies push each other to come out with bigger and better products. As long as you're happy with what you have, that's all that matters.
     
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    Actually yes, from a freedom of use standpoint. If the iPhone were to remain unchallenged everything from the hardware to the apps would be locked down/censored. Not for nothing but after I purchase a device it is MINE to do with as I please. Also who the hell is Apple/Steve Jobs to tell me what I can or cannot get from the App store? No one person or company should dictate their morality to the masses.

    Unfortunately iCultists see Uncle Steve as their messiah and will blindly agree and follow him. That doesn't sit well with me. Anyone willing to give up choice and willingly submit themselves to that type of censorship is disturbing. The best way to describe iCultists are the AOL users of this generation. This is why Android has to surpass the iPhone.
     
  12. kodiak799

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    Apple going exclusive with an inferior network is one of two HUGE missteps in the coming "war" (I realize IPhone is supposedly coming to VZW late this year, but at this point why would anyone switch from the Droid).

    Apple got out front of the tech hardware curve, but the competition is catching up. Jobs needs to open their system to other OS' and continue doing what Apple does best, which is hardware and UI.

    The other huge misstep was MS' failed mobile OS launch. You'll not significantly dent the Android base because you just won't be able to differentiate, unless MS shows uncharacteristic nimbleness to get that rolled out with considerable Windows integration.
     
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