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    Default Re: Death of the Android Brand name???

    It is a logical idea, but it would be rather annoying going for a major rename! Because then people would think its a whole new product cause further more confusion etc.
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    I am seventy (70, for some of the illiterate young, some of 'em who can't read words. But can they count to seventy? Only ten digits, plus nose, two ears.) and I suppose that's old. Treat us as individuals. You did say, some. I am seventy can still do a double century on my Serotta touring bike.
    I rooted my phone, got rid of bloat, and, among other things, got twice battery life. I discovered not in the carrier's queue for future updates, next one I C S, I flashed a stock rom. Yesterday message popped up saying Software Update. Now I have I C S. Yeah, I'm old. I read sci fi about global hand held communicators. I have linux, Ubuntu and Android, Macs, Windows in my network, yet mow lawn with pushmower, grind my Sidamo beans with manual grinder, and dont use power saws or clippers. Selective use of tech my choice, I only use high tech when really needed. When on a bicycle tour I can access home. And I'm smarter than most of youse folk, maybe. I ask this question (only answer to yourself), how many of you carry two charged spare batteries and a solar power charger and have a rooted phone with almost twice the stated battery life? You dont worry about not having power for your phone?

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    Why can't it be called Google Android? It brings identity, reduces confusion, and keeps the little green guy around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vernotzy21 View Post
    If they change the name from android I WILL BE PISSED!!!!

    And to me the term "Droid" compared to "android"
    ....come on people if someone's name is William you don't go around saying William you say will......or in some cases bill

    I like droid:thumbup:

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    The OP couldn't have written this any better to make his/her point.

    Droid is a phone series. Just like Galaxy is a series or One or Nexus. Android is a operating system on lots of phones, including the Droids, the Galaxies, the Ones and the Nexuses (Nexi?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Why can't it be called Google Android? It brings identity, reduces confusion, and keeps the little green guy around.
    Isn't it kind of already called that?
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    I think they should leave it alone. If people don't understand that Android is a Google product, then that is simply a failure of marketing, and they need to change it. Market it as Android by/from Google, implement a licensing program in which OEMs who use Android must state it in their marketing materials, and educate people.

    It amazes me, in this information age with free public education, how many willfully ignorant and stupid people there still are.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SlcCorrado View Post
    Isn't it kind of already called that?
    Kind of...but not really. Seronac actually puts the point into context much better..market the fact that Google is Android. I didn't realize this until I had my S2 for about three months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ry View Post
    Play Phone.

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    Nexus Play.

    No– wait! Even better! Google [insert oem name here] Nexus Play Epic Evo Droid 4G Touch LTE Phone SVX+ 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ry View Post


    That reminds me of an exchange taking place between me, my cousin, and my other cousin's friend. Keep in mind these were children of ages approximately 10-12.

    Me: *takes out Nexus 7*
    Cousin's friend: Is that an iPad mini?
    Me: No, it's a Nexus 7. It's like an iPad mini, but better.
    Cousin's friend: How?
    Me: Well, for example, it has a better processor, more RAM, a better operating system, it's cheaper…
    Other cousin: But it has a Google operating system!
    Me: Yeah… it's Android. What do you mean?
    Other cousin: Oh… so it's made by Samsung?
    Me: *internal facepalm*

    Another time, I was at a theater and was using my N7 (yes, this was before the movie started playing), and there was a person inquiring about it (who was quite interested in it) and who had heard about the Nexus 4 but not the Nexus 7. I'd think it would be quite the opposite. Very interesting.
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    That's because Samsung markets the **** out of their Android devices, and is as a result simultaneously destroying the competition in the Android space and synonymizing themselves with Android. In the meantime, Google isn't marketing the Nexus much, let alone attaching the manufacturer name to them, so Samsung continues to get all the credit.

    Not to mention that Samsung puts out so many new devices every week that it's not really strange for people to assume everything is yet another Samsung, not an HTC or Motorola or LG or whatever...even if they know those manufacturers do make Android products.
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    Google has the manufacturer name on every nexus device, and the nexus is first and foremost a developers handset isn't it?

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