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Old 07-02-2010, 01:29 PM   #1
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Cool Apple Has ZERO Idea What Android Is

Heh! I just grabbed my phone by the bottom, and no bars lost, but ok...even rim got thrown in the mix =/




In today’s Apple address to the nation of the iBrainWashed, the Cupertino-based company flaunted their ignorance for the entire world to read. No, I’m not referring to their illogical explanation of reception problems or blatant denial of facts that point to the hardware defect in their new iPhone 4. I am, of course, talking about their absolutely comical reference to Android devices.

"To start with, gripping almost any mobile phone in certain ways will reduce its reception by 1 or more bars. This is true of iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, as well as many Droid, Nokia and RIM phones."

So let’s get this straight. According to Apple, Droid, Nokia, and RIM are all examples of phone categories. In referencing Android devices as Droids, Apple’s PR department is showing a severe lack of understanding for the world of smartphones that they are claiming to be so authoritative in. Clearly having been sucked into Verizon’s Droid Does campaign (pretty impressive on Verizon’s part, if I might say so myself), Apple clearly doesn’t “get” that Android is a platform that resides on over 60 devices worldwide.

You see, sir Apple, Droid is just a name used for a specific line of Android based phones that run on the Verizon network.* These “Droid” phones aren’t even manufactured by the same companies. Both HTC and Motorola produce Android devices that use the Droid branding.

Because I’m a nice guy, I will assume that by “Droid,” you meant “Android.” It’s an honest mistake– really, it is. I too was once an ignorant fanboy who slurred his words and mixed up tech lingo. But then I turned two, became potty trained, and learned to speak only when I actually know what I’m talking about.

I appreciate the laugh, Apple. You should really consider stand-up.

http://www.androidguys.com/2010/07/0...-idea-android/
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Old 07-02-2010, 01:56 PM   #2
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I can't stand when someone calls an android phone a 'droid' unless it's really a Droid. ugh! just one of my pet peeves

Thanks for the laugh Beer Abuser
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Get real - just because a PR guys used the term "Droid", doesn't mean they have ZERO idea what Android is.
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But calling it a droid makes it sound cooler lol.
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r2d2 didnt have knee caps
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that's why they couldn't make the Droid with a kickstand
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lastnight, i had to sit and listen to a couple of people arguing over each other. one of the debaters was saying that all Google phones are Droids. i came in to clarify Verizon's name-calling their Androids "Droids," but he was just not having it. after he was spitting "you're dumb" out, i left it at that.
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hey now Id love to have an r2d2 around me all the time he can carry my light saber to cut up iphone fans phones
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"To start with, gripping almost any mobile phone in certain ways will reduce its reception by 1 or more bars. This is true of iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, as well as many Droid, Nokia and RIM phones."

So let’s get this straight. According to Apple, Droid, Nokia, and RIM are all examples of phone categories. In referencing Android devices as Droids, Apple’s PR department is showing a severe lack of understanding for the world of smartphones that they are claiming to be so authoritative in. Clearly having been sucked into Verizon’s Droid Does campaign (pretty impressive on Verizon’s part, if I might say so myself), Apple clearly doesn’t “get” that Android is a platform that resides on over 60 devices worldwide.
I see it the other way. They're minimizing Android to a handful of devices on Verizon's network vs. the platform that it is, available on virtually every network including their very own AppleT&T.
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I think it's great that they did not lump Sprint into the mix by mentioning only Droid phones. That way, when I tell people that my Evo is not a Droid I can completely disassociate Sprint from Apple's ridiculous explanation.
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:31 PM   #12
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Droid is a type of phone. In particular, it is Verizon Android phones.

Droid, Droid Eris, and Droid X, for example.
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Droid is a type of phone. In particular, it is Verizon Android phones.

Droid, Droid Eris, and Droid X, for example.
so anyone with a tech brain knows but the average person? Well when someone called my htc evo a droid I wanted to throw i at them
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I'm guilty of the Droid thing myself... somewhat.

I tend to refer to the Android OS as 'Droid on these forums, but you'll notice that when I do, I use an apostrophe in front of the word Droid. The word Droid without an apostrophe, is NOT the same.

It is true though, in the press, Droid and Android seem to be interchangeable, and I would guess Apple hasn't paid enough attention to that.
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