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Getting Your Android Phone Called a Droid

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Euforeik, Jun 2, 2010.


Getting Your Android powered Device Called a Droid

  1. Yes it bothers me. Get your facts straight!

    10 vote(s)
  2. No. I don't really care.

    13 vote(s)
  3. My phone is really has Droid in its name.

    16 vote(s)
  1. Euforeik

    Euforeik Member
    Thread Starter

    I read around and I saw that people do not like it when "uneducated" people call their android powered device a droid. Does this bother you?

  2. Niir

    Niir Well-Known Member

    well Desire isnt exactly cool is it =P sounds like 16 yr old girls should be spraying it all over themselves sigh!
  3. custangro

    custangro Member

    When asked I say...

    "I have a HTC Droid Incredible; powered by Android"
  4. alamoe

    alamoe Android Enthusiast

    That's why I said it was so frickin stupid how verizon names all of their android phones "droid." Theyre getting people confused
  5. InstantKarma

    InstantKarma Android Expert

    Uneducated? People on this forum do that.

    No, no you had it right. :D
  6. i VTAK

    i VTAK Android Expert

    It doesn't bother me. Most people don't know or care what the OS on a phone is.
  7. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday

    As long as they don't say "Hey, can I see your iPhone?"...

    I'd probably reply with a hand to their face.
  8. Euforeik

    Euforeik Member
    Thread Starter

    I walked into radioshack with my nexus one in my hand an the guy was like "I see you have the iPhone" I wanted to hit him so bad.
  9. Railz

    Railz Member

    I like to try and get the OS's name out a bit. I just say its an Android phone. I think the only comments about the phone that tick me off is the "oh thats one of those iphone clones right?"

  10. Niir

    Niir Well-Known Member

    then u just bust out your mutlitasking, totally customizable, lightning fast, flash playing Android phone.
  11. zamardii12

    zamardii12 Well-Known Member

    Why does Verizon even bother calling that a Droid anything? It's not even made by Motorola.

    And, my dad is on Sprint and he said that he got the Droid. I asked him if he was sure and he was completely positive that it was a droid but when I asked him to look at what the phone's box says he said," Samsung Moment."

    Lol... it's not a big deal though, my dad's not a power user/geek like me when it comes to stuff like this and I know the Droid is very popular to people associated that name with any Android device since it's the most popular.
  12. takeshi

    takeshi Android Expert

    No but mine actually is a Droid.

    It's not just uneducated people. People commonly use droid as an abbreviation for android.
  13. Isthmus

    Isthmus Android Expert

    Droids are only sold by Verizon Wireless. It is the brand they license from Lucas Film for use on all Android phones they sell (since the launch of the Motorola Droid) regardless of manufacturer or additional names.

    Does it bother me? Not really, as my phone is a Droid. That said, I try to make it a point to refer to other devices by name or as "android phones" or "Android Devices".
  14. e1000sn

    e1000sn Newbie

    I was telling a friend who has At&t about the backflip recently. Of course he didn't know it was android powered. When I told him was an Android powered phone he said "I thought only Verizon sold Droids?"

    After an internal face-palm, I explained that Android is an OS like Windows; the hardware makers install it on their device and they all get a similar user interface and access to the same apps.

    It reminded me of my days as a Linux desktop user; always having to explain what an OS is, always with the windows analogy.
  15. dvandam

    dvandam Well-Known Member

    You should have said, "Yeah, I got a special model that adds 4 soft buttons, a trackball, and changes the OS to Android!"

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