Should BlackBerry have adopted Android over BB10?
I am not, or even pretend to be as smart as the people running BlackBerry but from a consumer's point of view, I wonder if it would have been more beneficial for BlackBerry to adopt Android over BB10 which could have resulted in bringing devices to market faster and not have the issue of lack of Apps. Here are my thoughts:
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What do you guys think?
Do you think BB10 is for BlackBerry? Considering the amount of funds they would have saved over development and possibly brought the phone out to market sooner, how bad could have Android been as far as profitability is concerned?
- 03-06-2013, 01:37 AM #6
No because I never would have bought a Z10 then. I have enough Android devices around here. It would have been 'just another android' device to me. One of the many reasons I love the Z10 is because it's new, it's different and I get to watch it grow and change over time just like how Android an iOS grew.
But Android is very customisable- for example, look at Kindle or the Paranoid Android custom ROM. Don't you think the team behind TAT could have made Android look and operate very much like BB10?
- 03-06-2013, 01:51 AM #8
- 03-06-2013, 01:55 AM #9
- 03-06-2013, 01:58 AM #10
Android has become terribly fragmented. There are multiple versions in widespread use (which discourages developers from targeting the latest versions because relatively few users are ON the latest version). Each manufacturer has its own proprietary skin, and sometimes those skins develop their own issues and can get in the way of upgradability.
Finally, BB is known for security and reliability. Android is now getting targeted with thousands of malware exploits, so that reputation for security would be effectively squandered.
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- 03-06-2013, 02:18 AM #14
Have you got enough hits for your blog yet?
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- 03-06-2013, 03:04 AM #17
Nope I'm saying the Z10 is innovation in a sea of androids and iPhones it's something different and I support that. The ecosystem needs to grow with selection and fresh ideas not become stagnant with android clones. But sure when my contract ends and I'm looking at a new device if bb starts to become stale and a new player enters with great new ideas then I'd support them I have no delusions of "fanboyism" towards a cell phone company.
- 03-06-2013, 03:09 AM #18
But blackberry deals with calls and messages so much more efficiently then android did for me.
I don't think that can be replicated on Android now. Android requires a lot to power it and it is great. But I want my phone to communicate first and play later. Android simply can't match blackberry in that.
For a multimedia device android is great however.
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03-06-2013, 03:36 AM #19
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No, I don't think they should have. My reason?
Because by doing so the company that brought the world the "smartphone" would have essentially admitted defeat, as it were. I'm glad the powers that be at BlackBerry decided to "keep the pride alive!" (can you guess where I'm from? Heh)
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03-06-2013, 03:59 AM #23
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No. Android is ugly and inefficient. Phones needing quadcore processors just to make the interface smooth tells you what a bloated OS it is.
No one would care about BlackBerry if they had adopted Android. Android is popular because Samsung loaded it on all their devices, from the cheapest ones to the most expensive phablets, not because people want it.
And Google Play Store may have all the apps in the world, but how many can you actually install? Some of the apps require to be installed on phone storage or RAM or whatever it is, and most Android phones come with only 1 or 2GB of that. And once that's all used up, the OS gets really slow. My Android phone would periodically stop fetching mail because memory is low.
Thanks God BlackBerry has a lot pride.
And BTW why do you even bother asking for opinions when it looks like you're bent on convincing everyone that Android would have been the better choice for BlackBerry?
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03-06-2013, 04:17 AM #24
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In a way...
Blackberry have already adopted Android (the runtime):
- without it, the app store wouldn't be what it is today
- without it, we wouldn't be getting the Skype app (port)
- without it, we wouldn't have the instagram app (port)
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