This is a discussion on Waited in line, got IPad 2, probably will return it within the iPad 2 Forum forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by tebletfan I got some good comments in here, which I appreciate. And I think you have been pretty respectful along the way ...
MX1, that same question could be asked about the "single computer that outsells a Mac".Please tell me what single Android phone outsells the iphone.
Not the relevant question. Apple computers are GREAT. But the WIntel computers define the mass market.
Windows is still the market leader in terms of market share but Mac OSX is a way better product. Windows doesn't Match up . Because more people currently own android devices doesn't make it a better product.. Look at BB? They had the greatest share for ages but they are still crapberries.. There are soo many factors that affect the mobile space. Carriers, subsidies, variation of handsets and so on. Half the reason android was successful was because of it's variation in devices, carrier choices and support and subsidies. No single android device can compete with the iPhone. But with tablets there are no subsidies carriers have minimal effects on outcomes. It's now a battle of price, design, usability, ecosystems and so on. So android has a long ass way to go and because apple isn't asleep, innovation will continue. Good luck!Originally Posted by tebletfan
Only Android phone I'm impressed with is the new Samsung Atrix, the worlds first dual core tegra 2 chipset smart phone with 4in. Screen and dual cams, rear being 5 mp. I might just get that phone. With android froyo 2.2. Now that phone blows away iPhone in terms of power n performance. It's up there with ipad2 n zoom. With that phone, Android has a chance to finally have a single device worth bragging about. If I get it, I'll let y'all know ;-) I like apple and android. I'm the type I'd rather know how to use them both very well so no matter what device/OS I hold in my hands, I'll be a master of it..lol
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Yup. Tebletfan if you look at he numbers your talking about the android OS dominating the market ( 27-28%) but thats many many devices. Where iphone is on one device and has a 16-17% market share. That to me impresses me more than the android and is why they will never catch up. Now if android can make a single device/model that popular i'd look into buying one. Like Demandarin has mentioned there is a new device coming from android. Can it sell as many and become as popular as the iphone? We shall see.Originally Posted by mx1
If we're talking "just the OS", then Android wins. Even now. Not even counting the momentum on Android's side.
Your point about hardware is true, but not really relevant. Apple sells more IPhone hardware than any other smartphone out there. But that was the same for Apple computer hardware. The hundreds of licensed WIntel computers all combined outnumbered Apple by a vast number. But it would be hard to pick ONE WIntel computer model that outsold Apple hardware.
In any case, thank you all for your comments. Was just baring my soul here a bit, and for the most part got some great insight. I came here wondering if there was something I was missing in regards to my disappointments with how closed IPads seem to me. Apparently there's not, and that's OK. I can understand how so many people would like their IPads. Just not me. Yet.
Enjoy your IPads!
But where the PC market computers get better software support than Macs.... just the opposite is true with the smartphones/tablets currently. There are more developers supporting apple now than android. As eveident with the imbalance in apps for either one. Again the software makes the device. I'd have all apple computers in my house if they had the same vast library of software the PC has and all new software that is released was done at the same time for both platforms.Originally Posted by tebletfan
But in the end this is whats so great about these forums. People having opinions about things they feel strongly about and passionately standing their ground. It all boils down to what you like and freedom of choice. Its great we get the choices. I hope you get your wish some day. It only benefits us both. Competition is great for consumers