Facebook says 66% of Android phones it sees have iPhone 4 era specs from 2011 (or worse)

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  • Reply 21 of 169
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 13,002member
    sog35 wrote: »
    So what happenned to all those Galaxy S3, S4, S5, Note2, Note3, and Note4?

    How can these numbers be correct if Samsung sold hundreds of millions of Galaxies?

    Bottom line is they didn't. 

    Huh? All along you've been saying that they had which is why Apple had to build a big screen phone, now you're saying that they didn't sell.
  • Reply 22 of 169
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 13,002member
    facebook is so 2011, and so are the devices that access it. :lol:
  • Reply 23 of 169
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 24,096member
    sog35 wrote: »
    No.  If Samsung sold as many Galaxy S3, S4, S5, Note3, and Note4 as they said they did than 66% of the phones would not be from 2011.
    Sure they would. Consider who Facebook's biggest audience is. Few at 16 are financially independent. Not many of 'em get new S5's, Note 4's or iPhone 6's in the first place. Nope as destructive and irresponsible as most of them seem to be they get the hand-me-downs. In fact many are already on their 3rd or 4th phone or worse during their teenage years. When one gets left out in the rain, dropped over the balcony, stepped on or left somewhere they can't remember Daddy ain't gettin' them another new one.
  • Reply 24 of 169
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 24,096member
    apple ][ wrote: »

    You are probably correct about that. I am proud to proclaim though, that I have never once signed up for Facebook, and never will.

    And once again we're in agreement. :D
  • Reply 25 of 169

    I'm proposing a new game: guess the author by reading the headline. I scored a point on this one!

  • Reply 26 of 169
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 9,233member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mdriftmeyer View Post



    And the vast majority of its user base votes GOP.



    By the way. What exactly does your comment mean?

     

    Are you saying that the majority of Facebook's user base votes GOP?

     

    Or are you saying that the majority of Android's user base votes GOP?

     

    I have not seen any statistics for either, so you should show some proof to back up your claims.

     

    I just find that to be very unlikely. Facebook is made up of Uber Liberals! Zuckerberg is one of the biggest around!

  • Reply 27 of 169
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 24,096member
    rob55 wrote: »
    People actually use Google+?

    Umm, I don't think so.
  • Reply 28 of 169
    solipsismysolipsismy Posts: 5,099member
    Yeah, yeah, yeah...I get it, Apple and iOS rules. But all of these articles are beginning to define the term ad nauseam. How about a little moderation? I love Apple just as much as the next Apple-loving AI member but is anyone else with me on this?

    [@]Sog35[/@] seems to be implying you're an Android fanboy. It's almost like he jumped to an erroneous conclusion and then posted without thinking.
  • Reply 29 of 169
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Apple ][ View Post

     



    It's idiotic to bring politics into this!

     

    You want to talk politics? I'll give you some of my own observations.

     

    The typical Obama voting (slave to the Democrat Plantation), EBT card using, welfare leech in my state is a typical Android user. Those are exactly the kind of people that use those cheap or free Android phones. They're technically ignorant and many of them probably don't even have WIFI at home, which might partly explain for why Android phones are so little used on the internet, compared to their alleged activation numbers.


     

    The views stated in this post are of a racist pig. 

  • Reply 30 of 169
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 9,233member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Ex iPhone Owner View Post

     

     

    The views stated in this post are of a racist pig. 




    The truth hurts sometimes.

  • Reply 31 of 169
    The best way for Google to have 90% of Android users to use the last version is to stop all new version during the next 5 years!
    ;-)
  • Reply 32 of 169
    rezwitsrezwits Posts: 874member
    That's cool tho. More users More people online! I am pro keeping "old machines alive" I really don't want computers to be like soda cans :(
  • Reply 33 of 169
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 24,096member
    solipsismy wrote: »
    [@]Sog35[/@] seems to be implying you're an Android fanboy. It's almost like he jumped to an erroneous conclusion and then posted without thinking.

    I thought that was how it works? Decide on your conclusion and work backward from there. :D

    The ones that yell the loudest seem to be the ones most often wrong. Perhaps the yelling and name-calling is to cover for being wrong so often?
  • Reply 34 of 169
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rob55 View Post

     

     

    People actually use Google+?


    Pretty sure they are forced to in order to comment on their favorite pop star's YouTube video

  • Reply 35 of 169
    Dan_DilgerDan_Dilger Posts: 1,583member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Michael Scrip View Post





    The Galaxy S3, S4 and Galaxy Note 3 are on this list as the most popular Android devices for their particular years.



    This list is the most popular Android devices to access Facebook.







    If a lot of people use the Galaxy S4 to access Facebook as indicated by this list... it would be a fair assumption to say Samsung has sold a lot of Galaxy S4



    Conversely... if Samsung didn't sell ANY Galaxy S4... it wouldn't appear on this list, right?

     

    No, that graphic shows representative devices of Facebook's Year Class system, not the most popular device of the year.

     

    The models represent the specs of a higher end device that sold in that year. Samsung is currently selling volumes of the "newish" Galaxy Y, but Facebook classifies it as a 2009 phone, because it has the specs of a device that shipped back then (basically a iPhone 3G).

     

    Android Enthusiasts have the idea that most people are buying flagship models compatible to iPhones, but in reality the reason why Samsung shipped about 2x as many phones as Apple in Q3 but Apple earned 6.7x as much. Most of the phones Samsung ships are junk that barely works. 

     

    If Samsung were actually selling 78 million Galaxy S5/Note 4 units, it would be making 2x as much money as Apple, perhaps even more because Samsung uses a lot of its own components.  

  • Reply 36 of 169
    Dan_DilgerDan_Dilger Posts: 1,583member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rezwits View Post



    That's cool tho. More users More people online! I am pro keeping "old machines alive" I really don't want computers to be like soda cans image



    They are not vintage phones that are still in use. They are new, but low quality phones. 

     

    And unlike soda cans, they are not easily recyclable, but full of toxins and effectively ewaste. They have to be super cheap to produce, so they make use of some of the worst manufacturing abuses that exist. But its not Apple so nobody in the media cares.  

  • Reply 37 of 169
    paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,729member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Apple ][ View Post

     



    It's idiotic to bring politics into this!

     

    You want to talk politics? I'll give you some of my own observations.

     

    The typical Obama voting (slave to the Democrat Plantation), EBT card using, welfare leech in my state is a typical Android user. Those are exactly the kind of people that use those cheap or free Android phones. They're technically ignorant and many of them probably don't even have WIFI at home, which might partly explain for why Android phones are so little used on the internet, compared to their alleged activation numbers.




    <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />  this post truly wins the 'most ignorant post ever' award. 

  • Reply 38 of 169
    rezwitsrezwits Posts: 874member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Corrections View Post

     

    But its not Apple so nobody in the media cares.  


    Ha!

  • Reply 39 of 169
    "We also use it to power News Feed ranking, so that we don't show as many video stories to phones that can't play them smoothly, and prioritize showing you things that work best on your phone."

    Mmm ... where have I heard that before ...

    "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need"

    Sounds like the ultimate curation ...
  • Reply 40 of 169
    fallenjtfallenjt Posts: 4,053member

    Bottom line:

    Android = fragmentation

    Shipped not Sold

    Market share = ghost number

    Web traffic = real number

    Conclusion:

    Android = POS.

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