Thursday, September 18

Silly Spec war troll compares iphone6 to Android One - way too crazy fandroids

Worst of Fan war spec comparisons

There was this silly troll comparing iPhone 6 to Android one. Without ignoring that post, i wasted some time commenting on the post. As he won, objective being +1s and comments, I am posting it here, just for some hits in revenge. 

stupid comparison

iPhone 6 and 6+, a bit disappointing at first look

Android one is a great piece of hardware to widen the bottom of smartphone market, penetrating the Rs 6k or sub $100 world. I believe it is the first country specific offering from Google in the smartphone space. Choosing India as the test case is perfect with India's wide feature phone users at the bottom of the pyramid and some decent manufacturers attempting to bring in more people on to smartphone segment and general goodwill for Google in India.

Android One Hardware

But to troll iPhone just for the sake of it cause you are Android fan only devalues Android as such. 

On first look, it seems iPhone6 sports tech specs that Androids introduce 2 yrs back. But there is a big difference. Like all 8mp cameras won’t produce the same quality image or performance of a class 4 vs class 10 flash drive, the quality of components, connectors and even placement makes the difference. Apple offers new tech only after ensuring a perfect hardware - software fit. And we users just admire its slim form and UI that is elegant in both looks and usability, while cribbing on the $600 tag.

To compare hardware to hardware is silly. Does a Ford and Jaguar both having 2.4 ltr engine and matching power ratios perform the same way in the real world?

I respect Apple for their focus on engineering and design, Innovation and tight control over its entire business cycle, saving every dollar possible, while investing in functional Art.

Apple made Android manufacturers look at design efficiency and learn from step 1. From the small box that iPhone 1 came in, Apple taught others that a dollars saved on logistics means multi million$ on a grand scale. Apple also taught others how to build hype and make a tiny improvement feel like a giant leap in technology and make the customer feel special. Now, Apple and Android makers are adopting from each other and a day will come when Android will be tutor on making money.

Android One models
Its good for Android that Google is now giving increased attention on operational efficiency and seamless interface, but its partners still seems to be more thrilled in adding hardware and battery to match, loosing out on profit margins. Android L and Android One are signs of Google wanting to move away from Spec war

Google's main or only goal is acquiring and retaining users for its search and adv. business. The targeted $100 phone users of India will be mostly regional language users and people who are used to single app for each function seen in feature phones. To hook these 400 million people into Google world, it needs simplicity .

Android One is great on its own terms. It opens up a huge market not just for Micromax, but also 3G data usage, small town retailers, regional language usage and more than everything it will bring in a whole new set of users for FB, through Whatsapp, which has really replaced SMS in India."