Originally Posted by ArchAndroid
Apple users are way more servile than their Android counterparts, because they have no choice; it's either Apple's way or the highway. Conversely, with Android, choice is abundant. If I don't like Google's way, perhaps I can try Samsung's way, LG's way or someone else's way.
Sounds like Windows vs. Mac from the 80s all over again. And we see where that got us. Fragmented hardware. Kludgy, unstable software. Sounds like Android to me (I've owned 6). Poor user experience shoved down our throats for 20+ years by a dominant company that didn't get (or care) what it takes to provide an easy to use, seamless, low maintenance experience for the user.
I think (hope?) the difference now is that, unlike the 80s, the geeks aren't the only ones buying the tech and making corporate IT decisions, and "normal" people rule the day. The stat in this article gives me hope for the future, because it may just illustrate what I think to be the truth: Most people who buy android only do it because it appears to be cheap, but they never really use their smartphones as smartphones. Which, if true means that Google's business model on Android will fail. And that's a good thing.