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Android Is Doomed

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by phandroid, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. phandroid

    phandroid Admin News Bot
    Thread Starter

    Apr 12, 2008
    I wanted to take a quick minute to point out an article today titled “Android Is Doomed” by Galen Gruman at InfoWorld/PCWorld. How anyone with any morsel of knowledge regarding the mobile phone industry could use “Doomed” in the same sentence as “Android” when writing an opinion piece is… I’d say ignorant at best. So [...]



  2. Eric_SoCal

    Eric_SoCal Active Member

    Kind of the same thought process this guy had back in 1995 about the internet:

    The Internet? Bah!
    Hype alert: Why cyberspace isn't, and will never be, nirvana
    By Clifford Stoll | NEWSWEEK

    From the magazine issue dated Feb 27, 1995

    After two decades online, I'm perplexed. It's not that I haven't had a gas of a good time on the Internet. I've met great people and even caught a hacker or two. But today, I'm uneasy about this most trendy and oversold community. Visionaries see a future of telecommuting workers, interactive libraries and multimedia classrooms. They speak of electronic town meetings and virtual communities. Commerce and business will shift from offices and malls to networks and modems. And the freedom of digital networks will make government more democratic.

    Baloney. Do our computer pundits lack all common sense? The truth in no online database will replace your daily newspaper, no CD-ROM can take the place of a competent teacher and no computer network will change the way government works.

    Consider today's online world. The Usenet, a worldwide bulletin board, allows anyone to post messages across the nation. Your word gets out, leapfrogging editors and publishers. Every voice can be heard cheaply and instantly. The result? Every voice is heard. The cacophany more closely resembles citizens band radio, complete with handles, harrasment, and anonymous threats. When most everyone shouts, few listen. How about electronic publishing? Try reading a book on disc. At best, it's an unpleasant chore: the myopic glow of a clunky computer replaces the friendly pages of a book. And you can't tote that laptop to the beach. Yet Nicholas Negroponte, director of the MIT Media Lab, predicts that we'll soon buy books and newspapers straight over the Intenet. Uh, sure.

    What the Internet hucksters won't tell you is tht the Internet is one big ocean of unedited data, without any pretense of completeness. Lacking editors, reviewers or critics, the Internet has become a wasteland of unfiltered data. You don't know what to ignore and what's worth reading. Logged onto the World Wide Web, I hunt for the date of the Battle of Trafalgar. Hundreds of files show up, and it takes 15 minutes to unravel them
  3. lildegregs22

    lildegregs22 Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2010
    Now that is some stupid shit..all I have to say.
  4. BartleyR7

    BartleyR7 Member

    Mar 3, 2010
    Professor, CS
    The guy can't even get his facts straight. From the article (emphasis mine):

    So what are all those Eris folks complaining about? They already have v2.0! :rolleyes:
  5. mudrock1000

    mudrock1000 Well-Known Member

    Jan 9, 2010
    Eating Babies (not related to my hobby)
    Google doesn't control what OS goes on which phone last time I checked...
  6. Cuda13

    Cuda13 Well-Known Member

    Feb 8, 2010
    No. Cal
    good thing I'm still within my 30 day return period...........not
  7. QrafTee

    QrafTee Well-Known Member

    PC World seems to know jack about Android OS.
  8. IneedaNap

    IneedaNap Member

    Mar 4, 2010
    Hey everyone, post #1 Ill just say this, i dont care for google, they are getting to big for their britches. They are intrusive with their data mining, although they are open about it. And they are generic in everything they do but Andriod. But i just got my Hero after having WM phones for years...OMG Becky. This phone is ******ed. Im going to rule the world with this phone. It works, its fast,and the keyboard is good enough to make me forget about a real one. And the biggest plus of all. Its not apple. i tried to wait for MS to get it together, but even with 7 coming about no way is it going to compete with a 2 year matured android.
  9. Yenzehn

    Yenzehn Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    Eh, the fragmentation is one of androids strengths as much as it is a weakness.

    You want a QWERTY? There are android phones with that!
    You want a Big/Medium/Small screen? There are android phones in many sizes.
    You want a specific carrier? They probably have at least one android phone!
    You want an affordable phone? There is a large price range of Android phones.
    You want customize your phone? You can replace pretty much any of the phones existing functionality with software!
    You don't want to customize? That's fine too.
    You don't like the app market? Android allows you to download from alternative sources.

    I would say the most annoying thing about Android at the moment is the market, paid apps are not available in enough countries and neither is developer access to the market.
  10. scatterd

    scatterd Active Member

    Feb 26, 2010
    Domestic Engineer & Professional Student
    Farmington Hills, MI
    My favorite part is the fact that he made a point about the Droid and Nexus not having keyboard being a huge fault. Excuse me, where is the keyboard on the iPhone again? Oh wait.. That's right. Up his ***. And how many Androids have keyboards... Yeah... About that...
  11. QrafTee

    QrafTee Well-Known Member

    Don't worry even if all Android phones had keyboard, they'd knock it for being "potentially thinner if they took out the 'superfluous' keyboard." You can spin anything.
  12. Mr_N1ce

    Mr_N1ce Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2009
    Even though I agree with most of the critisism about the article one argument is valid imo: New phones coming out with older OS versions like SE X10 or the new Motorola phone. This DOES confuse me and i doubt I m alone with that
  13. Dand

    Dand Member

    Dec 12, 2009
    Considering how quickly Android is gaining market share I don't lend much creedence to what that guy is saying.

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