A mini-rant on the slighting of Android users

I’ve been trying to be more positive lately, but look. This just needs to be said.

Businesses:

Please note that there are a lot of Android users out there, we really like our Android phones. We really like apps.

When you roll out apps for iPhone and blow off Android, it makes some of us mad. Disgusted, even.

No, seriously. Why is this still a thing?

No, you know what? That’s not a real question, so don’t answer it. I flat out do not CARE why it’s a thing. I’m sure you have your reasons. I’m sure you think they’re valid. Those are yours to deal with.

Your customers and your potential customers who are also Android customers neither know nor care about these reasons. What we know and care about is that you have provided services to some of your customers who are not us, and we have been slighted.

Really? Does that seem like a good idea?

Many of us make decisions on what companies to deal with based on mobile access and device support. Please note that some of you have really pissed off some of us.

Please try to do better. And, just so this isn’t all about yelling at you, may I offer a bit of gratitude for the money I have saved by not spending with companies which offer extra benefits to their iOS customers only. (Free digital version of the magazine for iPad! Really? You can’t even through the REST of us a PDF bone? Really??)

And if you’re an Android user, and you find yourself ticked about this on the regular basis, feel free to rant likewise wherever you go.

 

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3 responses to “A mini-rant on the slighting of Android users

  1. I bought an iPad because it had been around awhile and found to be a good product. But I loved my Droid phone. When it was time to upgrade, I had to go to the iPhone 4 because there’s no 4g in the boonies where I live, and the salesman said my battery would run down fast looking for 4g. And the older version of iPhone was free. But I really miss my Droid. I miss my big screen. I miss my favorite crossword app. And I miss free ringtones (don’t even get me started on that). You know, I just realized this comment wasn’t really on topic. Similar, but I’m ranting about the wrong thing. Sorry, my mind is not working well right now. But I DO miss my Droid. 🙂 I’m sure the market does cater more to the Apple products. I think they all should make the same apps for all platforms.

  2. +1000! Also, doesn’t Android have a larger user base now? So what kind of business decision is it to blow all of them off?

  3. I hate to tell you, but this has been happening to Mac users (vs. PC) for ages. Doesn’t make it any better, of course, but it’s not that all Apple products get precedence over everybody else. It also means thr Android users aren’t the only ones who feel your pain. 😉

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