Too many Android devices?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by itsmeorthedog, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. itsmeorthedog macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2013
    This list is pretty... Big
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    The list is long, but many of them are already obsolete, i.e., been replaced by a newer model.

    The market will dictate whether there's too many devices, i.e., people stop buying them
  3. Lloydbm41 Suspended


    Oct 17, 2013
    Central California
    That is every devices made since the first. It's like saying the list is pretty long of all cars made.

    To put in perspective, here's just Apple's list of iOS devices since 2007:
    New iPad
    iPad Air
    iPod Classic
    iPod Nano
    iPod touch
    iPod shuffle
    iPhone 2g
    iPhone 3G
    iPhone 3GS
    iPhone 4
    iPhone 4S
    iPhone 5
    iPhone 5S
    Apple TV original
    Apple TV 2
    Apple TV 3
  4. ChazUK macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2008
    Essex (UK)
    Multiple devices from multiple manufacturers is natural isn't it?

    Do we also say "too many windows devices"?
  5. PDFierro macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    Yeah there is a lot, but the amount of Android devices that are relevant right now is pretty small.
  6. itsmeorthedog thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2013
    My bad, i meant too many devices are released every year on Android. It would be nice to have a smaller selection of devices to choose from...
  7. PDFierro macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    As I said in my post above, there are only so many Android devices that are actually worthwhile. Just do your research.
  8. JaySoul macrumors 68030


    Jan 30, 2008
    Agree with this.

    If you're looking within Budget, Mid-Range and High End, there are probably only 3 or 4 great options within each. And that sell healthily.

    High End: Galaxy S4, HTC One, Xperia Z1, G2.

    Budget: Motorola G, etc etc.

    There might be loads of variations but when you walk into a phone shop or two, it becomes clear quite quickly.
  9. stroked Suspended


    May 3, 2010
    You have one too many listed. The Apple TV original, was OSX 10.4
  10. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    If they were all from one manufacturer then I would agree.

    If iOS was open, then that list would be mostly devices with iOS.
  11. WilliamBateman macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2013
    Huh? Thats like going to a car dealership and saying "You know what? I wish you guys only had a couple models to choose from instead of all these models." Do you only like chocolate or vanilla once cream? 31 flavors too many options? I don't know anyone who wishes they had LESS choices of something they want.
  12. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

    Dr McKay

    Aug 11, 2010
    Why do people have trouble picking from phones?
  13. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040


    Feb 25, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    iPod Shuffle, Nano and Classic are not iOS devices, nor is the 1st Apple TV.

    iPod Touch should be expanded into 5 devices:

    iPod Touch 1st generation
    iPod Touch 2nd generation
    iPod Touch 3rd generation
    iPod Touch 4th generation
    iPod Touch 5th generation

    You've also missed the iPhone 5C, iPad Mini and iPad Mini Retina.
  14. Fanaticalism macrumors 6502a

    Apr 16, 2013


    You also have the 16GB version which lacks the rear facing camera.
  15. WilliamBateman macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2013
    All those Apple devices since 2007 are nothing compared to all the Galaxy devices Samsung has released in just the past TWO years...
  16. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020


    Jul 23, 2010
    I dunno, somewhere in West Texas
    What huh? Are you somehow allergic to choice. Why would you want less to choose from?
  17. gotluck macrumors 603


    Dec 8, 2011
    East Central Florida
    Apple is good at forging people into not desiring choice.
  18. Jibbajabba macrumors 65816

    Aug 13, 2011
    Maybe because it gets harder and harder to stick with I phones :p
  19. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

    Jun 7, 2011
    Indeed. And, fortunately, there are clear winners in all categories; for example, the Note 3 as a generic phone if you don't mind the size.


    And the Note 3, the, IMHO, best.
  20. JaySoul macrumors 68030


    Jan 30, 2008
    The Note 3 is really in a different category: phablet (or whatever).

    It's not competition for the S4 - honest to God, I see loads of S3's and 4 around, but very few Note 3's in the UK.

    Great product that still sells, of course, but if you're talking about phones that most people would use, you're talking 4-5".
  21. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    On the android side, I envision more phablets and larger screen smartphones and less 7" tablets which may actually be discontinued as a result.
  22. itsmeorthedog thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2013
    And again, i was misunderstood. I meant that they have TOO many phones coming out at any given time. Maybe slow down on the releases and spread them out.
  23. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020


    Jul 23, 2010
    I dunno, somewhere in West Texas
    Gotcha, my fault. It did sound kind of odd that you wouldn't want a broader selection to choose from. Personally, I like when multiple OEM's release a multitude of devices but not when the next upgrade to the device I own gets released so soon, making my phone nearly obsolete.
  24. fredaroony macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2011
    This is the dumbest thread I have seen posted on this site.
  25. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    Android is a free and open OS to use. You will be surprised the list of OEM's. Panasonic, Sharp, Acer, Garmin, Vizio, and many others have all released an Android device before.

    I think this is a good thing as if the field gets too crowded, competition gets fierce and prices go down. Many local branded Android phones here in Manila can be bought for $50 and it includes Jelly Bean. Lenovo sells their A369i with 4.2 and dual sim/dual core for less than $100 and it has the same GPU (Mali 400) of the Samsung Galaxy Note from two years ago. Motorola is obviously selling a solid midrange spec phone like the Moto G for about $200. Google Nexus phones seem to give the best bang for your buck when it comes to high-end specs. Android really caters to all segments. Some of the recent features might be overkill to many.

    Most flagships compared to the predecessor of the year before will give us a 1-2 second faster speed. Maybe 3 seconds faster opening up a game with a better GPU. Hardly noticeable after a year unless you try to look for it. But as long as the field gets crowded, it keeps innovation going and prices to go down.

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