Tasting the Ice Cream Sandwich
Posted May 16, 2012 10:29 UTC (Wed) by ldo
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The big difference here is that people don't buy Android, they buy a phone that has Android installed. They don't make an operating system choice, they make a phone choice that is influenced by a lot of factors other than what operating system the phone runs.
Ah, but they do buy Android. I see it in the brochures that come through my letterbox every week—page after page of phones with the little green robot on them or peeking out of them. When users see that, they know they are buying into a compatible ecosystem that will work across all those devices.
And it’s not just the electronics places and phone carrier shops; even the stationery shops are carrying Android phones now. I even saw one advertised in my local supermarket. The bottom end that Android spans keeps dropping lower and lower.
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