Originally Posted by derekmorr
Huh? The Galaxy Pro is clearly not a feature phone. If you're going to call that a feature phone, then you'd have to call a BlackBerry a feature phone. That's not whining, it's just the truth.
The Pantech Swift doesn't even run Android. It runs Brew. So I really have no idea what point you're trying to make here.
This entire thead has been a waste of time. You don't have an argument. You hate Google, and you're just trying to smear their reputation with increasingly ridiculous claims. Enjoy your 4th. I'm not going to waste any more time responding to this noise.
I'm not the one who called them feature phones. I'm going by what the manufacturer and/or carrier calls them. If you're going to argue that you know more than all of the above sources, you'd better provide some evidence.
As for the rest, I stated my arguments clearly - and you haven't refuted a single one. Let me spell them out again and please point out the flaws in my arguments. No need for your tantrums or tangents, just point out the logical fallacies:
1. This article only looks at phones which can access GooglePlay and not feature phones. If there's even a single feature phone running Android, then this method is overstating the percentage using ICS. Since I've demonstrated that there are, in fact, feature phones running Android, Google's numbers are too high. More importantly, even if a phone is actually a smart phone, if it is used as a feature phone and never accesses GooglePlay, it would not be counted and again Google is overstating the percentage using ICS.
For example, my daughter just got an Android 2.2 phone that would probably qualify as a smart phone. It is capable of accessing Google Play, but she has never done so (and probably never will). Essentially, by looking only at Google Play, Google is understating the total number of Android phones out there, and therefore overstating the percent on ICS.
2. Most ICS phones are relatively new. Most people access GooglePlay much more with a new phone than an old one - so newer phones are overrepresented.
3. Just setting up a new phone causes most people to access GooglePlay to sign up the phone to their account. Even if they never use GooglePlay any other time, they get one access when the phone is new. Again, this overemphasizes the number of new phones.
4. I do not believe that GooglePlay is available in all countries. In particular, some third world countries (notably Iran) can not access it. Since those countries are likely to have fewer (if any) of the latest ICS devices, again, this source overestimates ICS penetration.
Have at it. Please tell me the logical fallacy in any of my arguments. No theatrics and no more personal attacks, just stick to the logic and tell me why I don't have any argument.