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Android makers really want to make their phones eye-catching

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Android and attractive is an oxymoron.

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@smithinjapan

Android and attractive is an oxymoron.

Not totally; I've seen some Android phones that look OK and plenty that work well but the difference between Android and Apple is that there are loads of designers and manufacturers on Android phones, not all of whom have any idea when it comes to designing something that people might find attractive, while Apple has complete design control.

Of course both sides have some real clunkers. Both sides also have people that buy phones as fashion accessories rather than useful devices, and both camps have their fanbois.

I just get a giggle out of reminding these fanbois that the primary use for a phone is to make and receive calls... ^o^

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iPhone are for children and old people. It's not even close anymore. Apple has fallen behind and with Chinese phones crowding out cheaper phone market it's forcing high end market to be even more competitive than before.

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iPhone are for children and old people. It's not even close anymore. Apple has fallen behind

You obviously haven't looked at the sales of iphones, and the demographics using them.

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In one hand you have the android looking all the same, on the other hand you have iphone looking all the same.....

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In one hand you have the android looking all the same

Not really. Some are cheap garbage, and some are pretty cool, well designed with a good aesthetic.

on the other hand you have iphone looking all the same.....

What 'all'? There is only one iphone with different models.

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@mistie710

I just get a giggle out of reminding these fanbois that the primary use for a phone is to make and receive calls... ^o^

Not since 2006 or earlier, it isn't. The primary uses are now text messaging and email.

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Yeah, I rarely make calls with my phone.

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@Citizen2012

In one hand you have the android looking all the same, on the other hand you have iphone looking all the same.....

Actually you also have Huawei phones which are Androids that try to look like anything other than Androids! Their Emotion UI (EMUI) tries desperately to hide its Android roots by making the system as much like an iPhone as possible, and the Honor 6 I've been using for the last year or so has one party trick that allows you to make the phone look like a cut down Windows phone!

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