Android device activations now exceed 500,000 per day

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  • Reply 221 of 228
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Shrike View Post


    Based on this one puny little bit of information, I believe that tablets are to laptops and desktops as laptops were to desktops, with the potential for tablets to have greater penetration, with laptop and desktop penetration to wane a bit. Tablets will eventually grow in size (13" is coming, maybe even 15") and will be able to do 99% of what a desktop and laptop is able to do, and but more enjoyable and easier to do.



    It's all in "addressable" market. PCs are indeed relatively hard to use and are not open to the entire population. Tablets on the other hand, especially the Apple model, are supposed to be easy to use: toddlers, centenarians, felines, etc.



    We'll see.



    To me it's a natural progression... desktops -> laptops -> tablets... with desktops disappearing in the home being replaced with laptops and tablets.



    Tablet popularity will grow as the potential is realized... whether iOS or Android.



    [ is that clear enough for you MacRulez... see, it doesn't look like darts at a product list... a clear progression with the vision to realize that the tablet's potential has not been fully realized ]



    Phones will be a companion device... and everyone has a phone... so, yes, they will be dominant... but not the replacement of the pc (in the personal computer sense)... at least not in the near future.



    We'll see...
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    macrulezmacrulez Posts: 2,455member
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  • Reply 224 of 228
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    http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news...ne-report-says



    It's easy to overlook the role of simple saturation when faced with coincident factors like the introduction of an exciting new form factor.



    You keep adding quotes talking about current devices... which mean absolutely nothing to me. Hence the "lack of vision" remark. The iPad as it is now is as the 1989 Mac portable is to the Air today (excuse the bad English).



    You also talked about the tablet's decline in the same respect as the netbook decline. I see the netbook as a laptop trying to be a tablet. A netbook isn't unto itself... it is a laptop. The tablet is a completely different animal as in my progression... desktop -> laptop (including netbooks) -> tablets (with the tablet in its infancy but growing as its potential is realized and its form changes).



    [ ... but, of course, we are way off topic ]
  • Reply 225 of 228
    jfanningjfanning Posts: 3,384member
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    Originally Posted by lilgto64 View Post


    i think my daughter is on her third Android in a year because of hardware issues.



    You seemed to be confused between the OS of the phone, and the hardware of the phone.



    Just because it is an Android device doesn't meant it will have more hardware issues.
  • Reply 226 of 228
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    Originally Posted by Radjin View Post


    Yeah, my four kids just had to have the latest roid. We are up to 7 roids to my one iPhone this year. Now three of the four kids want an iphone.



    God I hate these comparisons.Do es it matter to anyone other than those who think Android is superior that two of my friends are switching from an iPhone to the Droid Incredible 2 and the Motorola Atrix respectively? One of them is doing it because of carrier reasons (the Incredible girl just hates AT&T and wants to try Android) and the one going to the Atrix went through 3 faulty, refurbished iPhones before deciding to try the Atrix (against my recommendations). These points are silly.
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    bsgincbsginc Posts: 78member
    Hmmmmm Google is selling a free product to phone manufacturers and they still don't own the entire market, or even half of the entire phone market! Or, even half the smartphone market, much oess phone plus mp3 player, plus tablet. (yet)



    Manufacturers still buy not-free OSs and successfully resell that product to consumers as a part of their phone.



    Free vs. Not free. And they don't own the market? Hmmmm
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    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
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    Originally Posted by Bsginc View Post


    Hmmmmm Google is selling a free product to phone manufacturers and they still don't own the entire market, or even half of the entire phone market! Or, even half the smartphone market, much oess phone plus mp3 player, plus tablet. (yet)



    Manufacturers still buy not-free OSs and successfully resell that product to consumers as a part of their phone.



    Free vs. Not free. And they don't own the market? Hmmmm



    That's how I see it, too. I'd fully expect that Android would be becoming another Windows in market domination? and Windows was never free.
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