Is there brand (or UI) loyalty with Android users?
I'm reading about the new Android phones coming out here on the forum and I'm trying to gauge if Android users tend to stick with one brand of Android phone. Will the Droid X folks want the Bionic over the Thunderbolt? Do HTC users wait until their brand releases a new phone?
Or do you get whatever is newest at the time of upgrade eligibility?
- 04-12-2011, 06:37 AM #2
Am I loyal Like Ford vs. Chevy, not really. I stuck with the Sense UI only because I have pretty much had all UI in hand an found IMHO that Sense just did it for me. I will say that I do like the the hardware and layout of most Moto phones, and would choose one if it bested a Sense based one, in my likes and wants.Im T rop per and I approve this message
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- 04-12-2011, 06:45 AM #3
- 04-12-2011, 07:02 AM #5
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It does for me. I have an old school Hero, but I only run whatever ROM gives me the closest to vanilla Android. I have nothing against HTC or Sense, but I like lightweight OSes so then I can add what I need and take out what I don't want. I like Google and like to run Android as a Google experience. My next phone will be the Sprint Nexus S. So, in my case, it's not manufacturer loyalty, it's UI loyalty. Even if I picked up an Evo, at the very least I'd run CM7. Manufacturer UIs tend to be more sluggish."If you're going to kill the animal it seems only polite to use the whole thing." -Fergus Henderson
- 04-12-2011, 07:17 AM #6
UI definitly changes things, I ran kaosfroyo on my eris and it felt like a different phone altogether. Partially because it ran 2.2 an not 2.1 as well as adw launcher, but it didn't feel smooth it fell rough and kinda clunky, I played with sense roms but concluded Kfroyo was best for what I had.Im T rop per and I approve this message
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- 04-12-2011, 07:38 AM #7
HTC all the way. From WinMo to Android, from the UTStarcom branded Apache through the HTC Mogul, Touch, Diamond, Pro, Pro2, Hero, Evo. HTC by far has the best quality hardware. It doesnt feel as cheap as some of the other Manuf. out there.
- 04-12-2011, 08:06 AM #8
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Having used a HTC phone for 2 years I knew it's a company that makes solid machines.
Having said that I was open to any manufacturer that makes 4.3 inch screens.
So far it was only Motorola and HTC (and Dell with their 5 inch monstrosity).
So between the 2, HTC clearly stood outAndroid user since the very first T-Mobile G1...
- 04-12-2011, 08:13 AM #9
- 04-12-2011, 09:19 AM #10
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I bought an Evo based on a combo of carrier and specs. My next phone will be based on the same criteria, with the ability to root considered as well. I like some of the Sense widgets and the dialer but I like Cyanogen more and was able to replicate most of the Sense functionality I liked while improving performance and getting Gingerbread too.
So really...i don't have brand loyalty.
- 04-12-2011, 09:40 AM #11
I used to go with whatever was the latest/greatest and had no brand loyalty, or UI that I preferred over another. But after having this Samsung Fascinate, which I really like, I would probably stay away from Samsung. I just like to try out different phones and never really get an attachment to any particular one.
- 04-12-2011, 09:52 AM #12
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I like HTCs UI, however, other things about it detour me (doesn't matter what they are, personal choice, and I feel no need to upset anyone) that said, I have been loyal to motorola. They do several things well that others don't. I like blue and corporate exchange too. Now, am I loyal? Not at all, because I am getting the I phone 5 when it comes because several fragmentation factors of android have disapointed me (again, personal) I like the fact that when apple releases a new phone everyone is on the same action. Android is like a salad, and some people like their salad.★★★★★
- 04-12-2011, 09:59 AM #13
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- 04-12-2011, 10:21 AM #15
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I'll use any device if it's right and has the right features. HTC has produced good products and I'm not disappointed with the HeroC I purchased when it was released. Instinct would have me look for an HTC Device first. But that won't stop me from looking at a Motorola or Samsung as a replacement when the time comes.
- 04-13-2011, 08:37 AM #16
Same applies to the OS brand, obviously.
Personally, I prefer to re-evaluate things when the time comes to upgrade. Otherwise, how would I know if there's a potentially better option out there? That and I don't offer my loyalty unless it is reciprocated. Loyalty to any corporation is a one-sided relationship and not for me.
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