7 Annoying Things Android Users Are Tired of Hearing
Article by George Norman
On 25 Jan 2016
Every Android user out there is sick and tired of hearing these annoying, completely outdated, and downright condescending remarks.

If any of these remarks sound familiar, you need to stop saying them. It’s time to acknowledge that Android shaming has gotten really old and that the iPhone is not the only phone in the world.


1. This app is available for iOS only

If you’re going to develop an app and make it available for iOS only, you must be out of your mind. Android is by far the world’s most popular operating system for smartphones. 83% of smartphone users in the world are on Android. More than 1.4 billion people around the world use Android. Some 1.5 million Android devices are activated each and every day.

Do you see now why it’s a bad idea to release an app for iOS only? Oh, and if you’re going to release an app for iOS and Android, do try and release them at the same time. It’s really annoying when a developer says that “the Android version is coming soon.”

2. Nobody uses Android, not in the US

Android is popular internationally, but nobody in the US has an Android. Everyone has an iPhone, right? Nielsen begs to differ.

This December, the global information and measurement company presented the year’s top mobile operating system in the US. Google’s Android took the top spot with 52.6% of the U.S. smartphone market share. Apple’s iOS came in second with a market share of 42.7%. This means that there are more Androids in the US than there are iPhones.

3. Android copies everything from Apple

Multi-tasking, widgets, customizable wallpaper, dropdown notifications. These are some of the features that immediately come to mind when someone says that Android copies everything from Apple. Why do they come to mind? Because Android had these features first.

Personally, I think that everyone copies everyone in this business. If one developer comes up with a cool feature that people love, all the other developers will come up with something similar. Sometimes Apple comes up with a cool feature first; other times Google comes up with a cool feature first. The two companies are constantly trying to outdo one another. And that’s a good thing for us, the users.

4. Do you have Siri?

No, Android doesn’t have Siri. It has Google Now, an intelligent personal assistant that’s baked into the Google app. Just like Siri, Google Now can do a lot of things.

As a matter of fact, Google has an equivalent for most of the iPhone apps you love. iPhone users get their apps from the App Store, Android users get them from Google Play. iPhone users get their music from iTunes, Android users get it from Google Play Music. iPhone users can upload data to iCloud, Android users can upload data to Google Drive.

There’s an Android equivalent for any app, feature or function you can think of.

5. Android is the poor man’s iPhone

Are you saying that because there are plenty of cheap Androids on the market, Android is for poor people? Wow, that’s just nasty. Tell me, do you hate money since you’re willing to pay Apple’s outrageous premium? You do know that it cost Apple some $200 to make the iPhone it sells for considerably more than that, right?

The Android ecosystem is huge, made up for more than 4,000 different Android devices. There are plenty of cheap, affordable Androids out there, it’s true. But if you look at the flagships, you'll see they are just as expensive as the iPhone. But, if you’re going to get an Android flagship like the Nexus 6P for example, you’re going to get more powerful hardware than what you get from an iPhone.

6. Android is too slow

How do you even know that? You’ve never had an Android, you’re a diehard iPhone user. And you don’t even have the latest iPhone. But sure, your aging iPhone 5 works great, while my brand new Nexus is “too slow” and “laggy”.

7. Apple is better. Period.

Now I know you’re just trolling. And if you are, you’re not going to like what science has to say about trolls.

Tags: Google, Android, Apple, iPhone, iOS, smartphone
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