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Subject: Re: Smart Phone purchases 2012 Date: 1/25/2013 11:18 AM
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The only people I know that prefer the Android phones are most certainly those that are IT and tech oriented.

Interesting observation. I work in semiconductors. I'm pretty much surrounded by those folks all day, and no one else. (And, yes, I'm one also.) So that might explain the overwhelming dominance of Android that I observe daily. I even have the flip-side experience of you in that I know at least two former iPhone owners who abandoned them for Android (though, to be fair, one did it back when iPhone was locked to AT&T and he got fed-up with AT&T). I have used (but never owned) an iPhone (a couple generations back), and I do prefer the Android interface (Gingerbread and newer).

Anyway, that may indicate I have a selection bias based on where I work (and with whom).

Teenage daughter's friends are predominantly iPhone owners, as I said. Though I should amend my previous estimate because three of her friends recently got Samsung SIII devices (so iPhone is probably about 80% or so, not 99%).

Being able to root the Android is pretty cool. It allowed me to eliminate some pre-loaded stuff I didn't want (but Android's OI wouldn't let me kill...they appear only to allow you to delete what YOU load, not what THEY load). Though I'm not as hardcore as some.

Yeah, choice is good. I'm not a cheerleader one way or the other. I personally don't want an iPhone, but I have no ax to grind for those who do. It's mostly personal preference.

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