Originally Posted by Hellacool
That's the whole point. Since I can not speak factual about why everyone buys Windows or Android or Apple or anything I can not provide facts and my opinion does not qualify as fact. All I can do is shake my head and chuckle to myself because you honestly feel you have a valid argument soley based on your opinion, one hat has zero merit if your opinion is wrong which no one can actually prove since the whole world has never been polled on their purchase motivations.
But I never once slammed my fist on the keyboard and declared my comment as fact, did I? It was just an internet comment... a comment that wasn't even directed at you. I was replying to geoadm, if I remember correctly.
You obviously had a problem with my comment... but dozens of other people didn't.
.. including the person I replied to initially.
So what gives? No one else challenged my comment... but you jumped right in! I'm flattered!
I think you need to realize what you're dealing with here. AppleInsider forums are very opinion based. All forums are. That's a given.
But looking back at my comments... I don't think I said anything out of line:- People buy Android phones because they do what they need them to do... they make phone calls, can send and receive text messages, take pictures, and Facebook. And maybe the odd app or game.
I just described reasons why people use Android. Can you argue with that?- Most people just boot into Windows and open a browser for Facebook
Even if I can't scientifically verify that... it's common knowledge that web-based services rule the roost these days. There shouldn't be any argument there either.- People just use it for the bare minimum of tasks
Most people aren't techy power users. Again... there's no scientific measurement of that... but you know there are tons of people who are tech-clueless about anything that's not their email or Facebook.- I'm pretty sure people don't buy Android phones for the vast Android app ecosystem. So that must mean they buy Android phones to handle the normal tasks of phone calls, text messages and Facebook.
I've never once heard of someone who bought an Android phone because
of the apps. Maybe you can fill me in on that. But the 2nd part of that comment describes, once again, the common tasks people can do with Android phones. The fact that you can get an Android phone with a keyboard means they are great for texting.
So maybe these are just my opinions... but I'm not far off. I've dealt with teaching and training people on computers and tech for over 15 years. Technology really is a mystery to most people! They buy an $800 computer and only use it for Facebook :-)
I'm sorry my comment riled you up so much... but you were the only
person who had an issue with it. That might tell you something...