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Why Did You Get an Android Phone?

By Matthew G. Special Contributor TDG Online

Let’s be honest, as much as we all love Andy, there was a time when we didn’t know him. It’s almost two years since the G1 launched on T-Mobile and Android has grown to one of the most popular mobile OSes available. From the Motorola Cliq to the HTC Desire, we have entry level phones and high end devices that make our wallets scream. With that being said, I want to ask everyone a question. Why did you get an Android phone? And most importantly, what will it take to keep you buying Android phones?

My first real Android device was the Nexus One. Coming from an iPhone 3GS (Save your eggs please =D) I was immediately blown away. I felt like I was using a better version of windows mobile. No iTunes, Inexpensive Apps, and even better customization. I love the way that I could plug my phone into a friend’s computer and save content without syncing to iTunes. That is what made me fall in love with Andy.

Gingerbread 3.0 is coming soon, hopefully this fall, and there are rumors of Google working on some sort of syncing software. Do you think Google will pull the rug from under us and force us to user their new software to sync content? I certainly hope not. For those of you who have been with Android since day one, you seem to have a since of pride and ownership. It’s like an underground artist that you bought their first CD. Now that they are popular you feel like they could lose their way. You know, “Sale Out.”

When you see another Android user don’t you feel a since of camaraderie? I do sometimes. Since I have gotten a Nexus One, I have persuaded 8 Co-Workers to get and android device and ditch their blackberry or an iPhone. Back when I had an iPhone, I hated when someone copied me. It was a weird thought since there are only 8 Trillion in the world. Now its like the more the merrier. I love to covert people, I welcome it. For example, the Big TX Android BBQ, that would never happen with blackberry or iPhone owners. And that my friends, Is why I will stay an Android fan forever.

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  1. I have always loved Nokia devices(hardware). Symbian was differentiated to much. some phones had this feature and that feature it was so different from winmo or android. put android on the N97 and you have a winner.

  2. I have always loved Nokia devices(hardware). Symbian was differentiated to much. some phones had this feature and that feature it was so different from winmo or android. put android on the N97 and you have a winner.

  3. I have always loved Nokia devices(hardware). Symbian was differentiated to much. some phones had this feature and that feature it was so different from winmo or android. put android on the N97 and you have a winner.

  4. For me it was the fact that Symbian was so rubbish on higher end phones like the Nokia 5800/N97. Random purple screens on boot and Java applications (most of the apps on the Ovi Store) not working half the time.
    Don’t get me wrong, it’s perfect on low end phones like the 6300, but terrible on higher specced phones.
    Hope this didn’t sound too much like a rant.

  5. For me it was the fact that Symbian was so rubbish on higher end phones like the Nokia 5800/N97. Random purple screens on boot and Java applications (most of the apps on the Ovi Store) not working half the time.
    Don’t get me wrong, it’s perfect on low end phones like the 6300, but terrible on higher specced phones.
    Hope this didn’t sound too much like a rant.

  6. For me it was the fact that Symbian was so rubbish on higher end phones like the Nokia 5800/N97. Random purple screens on boot and Java applications (most of the apps on the Ovi Store) not working half the time.
    Don’t get me wrong, it’s perfect on low end phones like the 6300, but terrible on higher specced phones.
    Hope this didn’t sound too much like a rant.

  7. I also switched from an iPhone 3GS to a Motorola Droid, then to an Incredible, back to my Droid and then to my Droid X. When I first switched I was jsut blown away by how much more I could do and more control I had over this phone compared to the 3GS. I haven’t looked back since. And recently I got my wife to switch from that old 3GS to a Captivate and she loves it. My house is finally Apple free since that 3GS just sold on eBay yesterday for $308! Whoever is buying a year old, older version iPhone for that price has no clue! lol

  8. I also switched from an iPhone 3GS to a Motorola Droid, then to an Incredible, back to my Droid and then to my Droid X. When I first switched I was jsut blown away by how much more I could do and more control I had over this phone compared to the 3GS. I haven’t looked back since. And recently I got my wife to switch from that old 3GS to a Captivate and she loves it. My house is finally Apple free since that 3GS just sold on eBay yesterday for $308! Whoever is buying a year old, older version iPhone for that price has no clue! lol

  9. I also switched from an iPhone 3GS to a Motorola Droid, then to an Incredible, back to my Droid and then to my Droid X. When I first switched I was jsut blown away by how much more I could do and more control I had over this phone compared to the 3GS. I haven’t looked back since. And recently I got my wife to switch from that old 3GS to a Captivate and she loves it. My house is finally Apple free since that 3GS just sold on eBay yesterday for $308! Whoever is buying a year old, older version iPhone for that price has no clue! lol

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