1. Check out our companion app, Forums for Android! Download from Google Play

Interesting, perhaps even good, article about Android

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by AndroidSPCS, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    183

    Nov 12, 2009
    3,222
    478
    183
    geek
    USA

    Advertisement

    alnova1 likes this.
  2. alnova1

    alnova1 Well-Known Member
    68

    Nov 7, 2009
    555
    27
    68
    Virginia
    Great read..and sad to say is true..
     
  3. club968

    club968 Well-Known Member
    36

    Dec 27, 2009
    111
    9
    36
    Whatever I can do to pay for more phones
    Scottsdale
    I think that this makes a lot of sense, unfortunately. I finally took the jump into android with the release of the Nexus One....it was all google and didn't have any restrictions put on it by any of the carriers. Before that I was all Nokia...and as poor an experience as that was, I stuck with them for nearly 5 years because they were the only company that easily provided a variety of unlocked and unbranded phones.

    I've fell in love with the android experience that the Nexus One provides. So much so that its been the only phone I've owned for over 8 months now, and that blows away my normal interval of about 4-6 weeks with other phones. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like I can look forward to another "Google phone" and when my Nexus One retires, I may have to go to a different OS.

    I think people would rather get the discounted phone and end up paying more during their 2 year contract (through higher monthly rates, tethering fees, etc...) vs paying full retail and enjoying a completely untampered with phone. Ah well....too bad I'm not into rooting, then there would be no issue for me.
     
  4. grainysand

    grainysand Well-Known Member
    143

    Feb 4, 2010
    1,580
    175
    143
    "Dirty little secret"? Bitch please. Non-issue if you live in a country where the data model isn't batshit insane, stupid, and bent on gouging the consumer and all phones are unlocked. Maybe "Dirty little secret if you are unfortunate enough to live in the USA" would've been a more accurate title.
     
  5. ashykat

    ashykat Well-Known Member
    163

    Apr 27, 2009
    1,076
    127
    163
    Irvine, CA
    Hmm, and where do you live grainysand?
     
  6. grainysand

    grainysand Well-Known Member
    143

    Feb 4, 2010
    1,580
    175
    143
    Asia, thankfully.
     
  7. chris100575

    chris100575 Well-Known Member
    63

    May 2, 2010
    130
    25
    63
    IT Tech
    North Cumbria
    I agree with Grainysand, it's irrelevant in the UK and, I believe, most of Europe. Over here you can buy whichever phone you want on whichever network you want, or you can buy it unlocked and use your own sim.

    By the sounds of it it's a problem with the phone carriers in the US, not with Android.
     

Share This Page

Loading...