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    Angry PET PEEVE: Calling them all Droids

    Does it bug anyone else as much as it does me when people refer to any Android phone as a Droid?

    Examples:
    1. A news station telling you to download their app for the iPhone, iPad, or Droid.
    2. A person seeing you use your phone and asking if that's an iPhone or Droid phone.


    Goes to show the power of marketing. Good job, Verizon...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cozbaldwin View Post
    Does it bug anyone else as much as it does me when people refer to any Android phone as a Droid?

    Examples:
    1. A news station telling you to download their app for the iPhone, iPad, or Droid.
    2. A person seeing you use your phone and asking if that's an iPhone or Droid phone.


    Goes to show the power of marketing. Good job, Verizon...
    I always get mad about that too. Especially because I have a Droid.

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    Default Re: PET PEEVE: Calling them all Droids

    It has always annoyed me. I usually politely correct someone when they confuse the two; explaining to them that Droid is just a marketing term Verizon licensed from Lucasfilms (aka Star Wars) and Android is the operating system platform. They are NOT the same and not all Android phones are Droid branded. They always answer with "Oh, I didn't know that..."
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    Default Re: PET PEEVE: Calling them all Droids

    That is probably my biggest pet peeve about phones i hate how people think all android phones are droids! There not!! Lol i feel the exact same way as you

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    Default Re: PET PEEVE: Calling them all Droids

    Most people I've com across aren't calling them Droids (as in the Verizon-brand licenced from Lucasfilm) but rather just lazy and not wanting to say Android. So its 'droid. Meh. Although I did have to explain it to an iFanatic at work who seemed to thing Android=Droid='droid.
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    Default Re: PET PEEVE: Calling them all Droids

    The Verizon branded DROID is never the droid you should be looking for.



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    Default Re: PET PEEVE: Calling them all Droids

    Yeah it annoys me too...I don't even bother correcting or explaining it to them. Maybe some do just say droid to shorten it up or because it just sounds cooler. Who knows

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    Default Re: PET PEEVE: Calling them all Droids

    So...much...annoyance...

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    Default Re: PET PEEVE: Calling them all Droids

    I heard someone say that androids suck and they want a HTC for Christmas

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    I think people their non-DROID-branded Android phones "DROID" are ignorant.
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    Default Re: PET PEEVE: Calling them all Droids

    nope. im from outside the US where "droid" isnt a brand name. its just short for "android"

    (maybe try not to be so insular)

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    Default Re: PET PEEVE: Calling them all Droids

    It annoys me too... It's Android! Get it right!


    Quote Originally Posted by icewater106 View Post
    I heard someone say that androids suck and they want a HTC for Christmas

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    Default Re: PET PEEVE: Calling them all Droids

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePurpleAndroid View Post
    It annoys me too... It's Android! Get it right!




    HTC does make Windows Phone too...

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    Windows Phone ? When was this bus introduced lolol.

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    Default Re: PET PEEVE: Calling them all Droids

    I corrected someone on this and he told me I was wrong because "everyone" called it that on some Android forum he supposedly frequented. I call BS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thenameisnigel View Post
    Windows Phone ? When was this bus introduced lolol.

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    If you read the post I quoted in my previous post, I was referring to the fact that some said Androids sucked, but they wanted a HTC, so I was simply saying that HTC doesn't just make Androids.

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    Default Re: PET PEEVE: Calling them all Droids

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePurpleAndroid View Post
    If you read the post I quoted in my previous post, I was referring to the fact that some said Androids sucked, but they wanted a HTC, so I was simply saying that HTC doesn't just make Androids.

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    I was mocking Windows Phone and there non-existant advertisments. I barely hear about Windows Phone anymore.

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    Ahh yes.. Get it now lol

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    Windows makes a phone? Well shuck my giblets

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