As I see it, there are two answers: yes, too many android phone brands or no, never too many.
On the one hand, WTF? Why would we, as a species, ever require more than a few brands of gaddam mobile phone? Jeez, what’s wrong with us?!
And yet: Free Market Capitalism, Baby!
So it’s kind of weird though: Android is kind of like PC. Used to have IBM & not many others. Now there are at least a half dozen really popular ones, and several more on the outskirts of popularity. Each one works slightly differently. But an Apple is an Apple is an Apple.
I think the market will stabilize as demand stabilizes, you know, weather permitting ;)
I subscribe to a feed from a site called AndroidGuys and it gives me news about what’s happening in the android market these days.
The problem is, it seems almost DAILY I’m being told about 2-3-10 more devices coming to the market. That’s great! More power to you! You are activating more Android devices daily than Apple now and Apple probably will never get that market share back again. What…do I see a tear inching it’s way down Steve Job’s face? Nah, just a bug crawling on my monitor….
Anyway let’s do a tally. You have the iPhone 3GS (now discontinued and only selling refurb models), the iPhone 4 (ATT and Verizon flavors) and the talked about iPhone 5 which is speculated to carry a dual chip so one phone could be used on Verizon (cdma) or ATT (GSM). So I count 3 in market and one on the way.
There are that many Android phones on MetroPCS alone!!!
The danger I see in the flooding of the market with Android phones is there is nothing to hang your hat on. How can you possibly distinguish yourself and increase your sales when you are competing against 20 other new Android devices simultaneously? With an iPhone, it’s like it or leave it. With an Android phone it’s, ‘well, let me check those 6 other phones, maybe something will jump out at me’ or worse ‘i’ll just wait 4 more months, there is bound to be better units coming along, they seem to pump one out every .673 seconds.
What do you think? Too many Android devices muddies the water or the more the merrier?
At Grand Army Plaza: “This is our GAP!!”
I should “blog” more
I should work a smidge harder
I should hit those weights like a man possessed
I should tell my wife I love her one extra time a day
I should give my kids two kisses when I go to work in the morning
I should strive to be better today than I was yesterday
I should stop saying should and say WILL!!!
You ever decide you won’t go to work, then post on Facebook that you are playing “hooky from work” because your boss isn’t a friend, how will s/he know?
Well if your profile is public, your boss can simply look to see what you have said.
BTW, this is the link for anyone who is “playing hooky from work”:
Watch what you say, you never know who’s watching you!!!
As I approach the World Trade Center site, I looked up and saw beautiful blue skies and thought to myself, “Why do we HAVE TO build enormous buildings, why can’t we just enjoy looking up at the sky?” Why?