AgNerds – Shaun Thinks He May Have to Buy a Droid Phone – Episode 6

 

In this episode, the AgNerds talk about Google’s acquisition of Motorola and what that marriage may mean for the future of the Droid phone as well as what it means for other developers using the Android system. Also covered is the growing popularity of the Droid in Canada and the majority presence it has in the U.S. market. How will it compare and compete with the Blackberry and the Iphone over the long term?  In five years will we look back and say that Blackberry and iPhone were kidding themselves that they could compete with the Droid phone?

Developers love the Android system because of its open source characteristics and with major like HTC, Samsung and Motorola, the Droid phone has staked a major claim in market share in the US.   In episode 6 of AGNERDS, Shaun and Pete discuss some of the implications of the new Motorola acquisition as well as some of the pros and cons of the Droid.

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Shaun Haney

Shaun grew up on a family seed farm in Southern Alberta. Haney Farms produces, conditions and retails wheat, barley, canola and corn seed. Shaun Haney is the founder of RealAgriculture.com. @shaunhaney

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sasky

Hey there AgNerds, I’ve had a Motorola Android for two years now, love it, does everything an IPhone does, but it’s tough! Takes a hard beating. Regarding Blackberry, it’s a shame they’ve squandered their marketshare with young people and are in trouble now, but they continue to maintain a lock on the businessmen of the world due to their encyption security. Dont rule them out, they’re a player. Many large companies do not allow IPAD’s but will allow a Blackberry Playbook.

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Brian Klassen

Thanks Ag Nerds for your commentary on the Droid thing. You mentioned open vs controlled development and I must say, the control Apple has is fairly liberal when you look at all the apps already in the marketplace. I did like the word gatekeeper however. In this day and age of massive volumes of stuff, having someone weed out the crap, so what we are looking at is at least in the higher end of acceptable is not necessarily a bad thing. For those who think any control is bad, it’s a good thing you can still search the entire web for whatever you want. Balance is needed and I am personally thankful for those companies and communities that are trying to help sift through all these opportunities. As for the phone thing, I’m sticking with my iphone. It does everything and more than I need – in style.

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