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boltsfan17 said:Meanwhile, Google has announced Android Pie has been installed on 2% of Android devices.
seanismorris said:I don’t get why blurring the background is a positive. I’d want to turn that “feature” off.
It must be some “artistic” crap, like black & white images vs. color. Color is better... period. Picture clarity is better... period. Realistic colors vs. extra vibrant is subjective. The default should as accurate as possible...
The guy on stage (zoom) is the only place where the iPhone falls short in an obvious way.
I really don't understand all the IDC/Gartner bashing. Anyone that uses the figures professionally, knows the data has limitations. Is it perfect? No way, but it's one input when making a business plan or measuring sales people if caution is used. The alternative is making your own guess. Most people understand that any market is made up of segments and the high-level, global figures are nice in press releases but useless for anything else anyway. You take that finer data and cut it to best reflect your own use.
claire1 said:This contradicts the report from yesterday or was it the day before?davidmalcolm said:I think Google’s “loyalty” could be reread as, “cheap people are still cheap, some are now aware they use Android.”
When you ask all but the geekiest of Android users why they don’t have an iPhone nine times out of ten they say iPhones are too expensive. And the timed they don’t it’s normally something stupid like, “my friend says it’s better” or “I had an iPhone and the screen broke.” (Typically their android phone is already broken.)
I've literally heard this stupidity and couldn't believe how stupid these people were. They didn't know android copied Apple's glass design I guess....
This article is looking at Google through an Apple lens rather than a Google one. Pixel is just one element in Google's mobile strategy. They make more money by getting their services into the hands of more people - whether they are using a Pixel, a Galaxy, an iPhone, a desktop or a home device. The Pixel phones are ugly as anything on the market but they focus on bringing the standard of camera right up and providing a platform to showcase their services. If this drives all of their Android partners to work harder then Google wins. Apple makes money from hardware sales, Google makes it from eyeballs and ears. Also, I don't think you can say that Google has failed in hardware. Chromecasts, Nest, and Home devices are all incredibly successful. Google's business model doesn't require it to make a profit on the hardware, it's a channel for its services and advertising.