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Android's Dirty Secret - July 26, 2011, 09:46 AM

Android’s Dirty Secret: Shipping Numbers Are Strong But Returns Are 30-40% | TechCrunch


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Consumers don't know what they want, don't do research, and buy an android phone expecting the simplicity of iOS.

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I got an android recently...i really dont like it much....Coming from a windows phone that is.

My windows phone is somewhere in the middle of 695 i believe so i put suspension on it ...waited a few days then went to At&T to see what my options were. Since i didnt have insurance i had to pay full price for a new windows phone which i wasnt about to spend 300+ on a phone outright. They told me i could get the atrix for 100$ so i wasnt going to pass it up.


The droid just has issues 1.Cant send pictures in text messaging,Had to download app for this 2.Apps you decide you dont want,you cant delete, you have to go in marketplace find the exact app and hit uninstall 3.Things wont clear off my toolbar after repeated pressing, have to shut down phone and restart. 4.Had to get Gmail account a motoblur account and like 20 other accounts to use the phone 5.No real direction manual with phone just a short 60 second video.


Upside to the android I have angrybirds and fruit ninja....my phone probably has tons of potential but i dont feel like screwing around with apps etcetc just to get it to be a normal operating phone


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what a terrible article.

"However, on the ground, many return rates are approaching 40% said a person familiar with handset sales for multiple manufacturers"

"A person familiar with handset sales for multiple manufacturers"?? Did the person who wrote the article go to the mall next to the cinnebon and ask the guy at the cell phone kiosk?

That being said, Android users are cheapskates. I make about 15% what I do off the iOS app on Android.


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i will be going back to iOS as soon as the new iphone comes out / i am eligible for an upgrade.

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That being said, Android users are cheapskates. I make about 15% what I do off the iOS app on Android.

and some of us just hit NO!


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Im antiApple.... ive always had issues with them and the product never lasts i went through 5 ipods within the first half of 1 of my deployments...

I ended up going zune...which was a selling point for my Windows phone that and it had Xboxlive on it...i cant tell you how many times i caught soldiers supposedly on "Appointment" then i log in my xbox account from the phone and see them @ home playing call of duty!

Lets just say low crawling back to work prob wasnt in their best interest and shouldve went to their appt


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This article is pure rubbish. Apple only makes one phone. Android has how many different phones so yea...I can see people returning them. As well, just being with Sprint, you have those individuals who know they have 30 days to try a phone and make a change and I guarantee that many use that in the bad way.

This article is horrible....says nothing. Samsung Galaxy S2 in my possession as soon as it hits the US. Money has been being put to the side for a good while and I am ready for upgrade discount.


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July 26, 2011, 10:24 AM

I love how the articles talk about market share too.


ZOMG ANDROID HAS MORE MARKT SHARE NOW THAN APPLE1!!!111oneoneelevn

leaving out that iOS has one handset, and there are countless android handsets.


I'll be impressed when ONE manufacturer has more market share than apple


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Wait you can't send pictures in texts on your phone? You can also go to settings to delete apps, it's much faster.

I've never had any issues with mine. I love physical keyboards so I could never get an iPhone, although they are most user friendly. For me a little bit of extra thought process in the use of the phone is worth it to get the real keyboard.


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I got an android recently...i really dont like it much....Coming from a windows phone that is.

My windows phone is somewhere in the middle of 695 i believe so i put suspension on it ...waited a few days then went to At&T to see what my options were. Since i didnt have insurance i had to pay full price for a new windows phone which i wasnt about to spend 300+ on a phone outright. They told me i could get the atrix for 100$ so i wasnt going to pass it up.


The droid just has issues 1.Cant send pictures in text messaging,Had to download app for this 2.Apps you decide you dont want,you cant delete, you have to go in marketplace find the exact app and hit uninstall 3.Things wont clear off my toolbar after repeated pressing, have to shut down phone and restart. 4.Had to get Gmail account a motoblur account and like 20 other accounts to use the phone 5.No real direction manual with phone just a short 60 second video.


Upside to the android I have angrybirds and fruit ninja....my phone probably has tons of potential but i dont feel like screwing around with apps etcetc just to get it to be a normal operating phone

1) You are trying to send a MMS as SMS? 2) I don't have that problem, this sounds like a cripple ware issue. I just go through the settings to applications management. 3) Sounds like hardware is lacking 4) It was a Moto phone......

Yes I did like my windows phone more, but I had similar issues due to shitty hardware.


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Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner.

A year ago, I thought I loved my Android phone.

Now that that POS is gone, I have two iphones and an ipad2.... best move ever. I use all three devices constantly.
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A year ago, I thought I loved my Android phone.

Now that that POS is gone, I have two iphones and an ipad2.... best move ever. I use all three devices constantly.
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