02-11-2014 07:12 AM
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  1. nube_android's Avatar
    It's always interesting to hear Android fanboys yell about how great Chromebooks are and how pathetic Windows Phone 8 is, even with somewhere around 10 percent marketshare in Western European markets, and about 4 percent in the US. Meanwhile, Chrome OS controls 25 percent of sub $300 (Dying) laptop sales, and is a browser with a keyboard. So how do we contrast these? Is Chrome OS a bigger success than Windows Phone or vice versa to you?
    11-25-2013 07:49 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    its different. its google of course

    /s
    anyways, I've seen more Windows Phones than Chromebooks. I've seen like, 3 of them (RIP one of them), whereas I've seen around 6 give or take WP's
    11-25-2013 07:51 PM
  3. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Moved to Other OS's and Devices forum.
    xandros9 likes this.
    11-25-2013 07:53 PM
  4. mase123987's Avatar
    The real issue is that there shouldn't be a divide like this. You can actually like both and not be a traitor to MS or Google! lol I actually own a Chromebook, and it does what I want from it very well.
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    11-25-2013 07:56 PM
  5. xandros9's Avatar
    The real issue is that there shouldn't be a divide like this. You can actually like both and not be a traitor to MS or Google! lol I actually own a Chromebook, and it does what I want from it very well.
    true, a more apt parallel would be comparing Chromebooks and RT devices.

    welp here I am on both sides of the fence, that's not illegal is it?
    11-25-2013 07:57 PM
  6. mase123987's Avatar
    true, a more apt parallel would be comparing Chromebooks and RT devices.

    welp here I am on both sides of the fence, that's not illegal is it?
    Actually I would compared Android to RT devices. Chromebook is kind of its own market.
    11-25-2013 08:00 PM
  7. JKing106's Avatar
    What does one have to do with the other? You might as well compare hammers to screwdrivers.
    12-01-2013 09:58 AM
  8. berty6294's Avatar
    The thing is, when people go computer shopping, the Google rep hangs around the computer section like a dam vulture, then swoops in and steals them from the laptop area and says "you know what would work better for you...". There's nobody in the mobile department that does that for Windows Phone
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    12-01-2013 10:04 AM
  9. JKing106's Avatar
    What store has Google reps?
    12-01-2013 08:33 PM
  10. rebornempowered's Avatar
    What store has Google reps?
    Best Buy
    12-01-2013 08:51 PM
  11. Reflexx's Avatar
    What store has Google reps?
    I saw some at my local Best Buy.

    One has a shirt with a Google logo. The other was a Samsung guy.

    They were checking out a Windows 8 all-in-one. They looked really skeptical when starting, and as time went on I'd hear "that's pretty cool" and "they did a good job with this." So they weren't the fanboys you'd expect.
    12-01-2013 08:53 PM
  12. CopaCC's Avatar
    The real issue is that there shouldn't be a divide like this. You can actually like both and not be a traitor to MS or Google! lol I actually own a Chromebook, and it does what I want from it very well.



    Same here! The Chromebook replaced my Android tablet which really didn't do everything I needed it to.





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    12-01-2013 08:53 PM
  13. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Same here! The Chromebook replaced my Android tablet which really didn't do everything I needed it to.





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    What does the Chromebook do that your Android tablet didn't?
    12-01-2013 09:06 PM
  14. berty6294's Avatar
    Yeah if im correct, all best buys have a google section and 9/10 times the google rep is there spotting out its prey
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    12-01-2013 09:10 PM
  15. JKing106's Avatar
    Huh. Never seen one. Then again, I avoid Best Buy like the plague.
    12-01-2013 11:20 PM
  16. JKing106's Avatar
    What does the Chromebook do that your Android tablet didn't?



    Come with a real keyboard? Some folks like that.
    12-01-2013 11:21 PM
  17. A895's Avatar
    Huh. Never seen one. Then again, I avoid Best Buy like the plague.
    If you ever do though, I swear to you the Samsung Experience, with Samsung reps will have you walk with some Samsung product. They had all the Tab 3s, and notes and the Galaxy Gear. Was actually pretty cool seeing all of that.

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    12-01-2013 11:23 PM
  18. cckgz4's Avatar
    It's truly flopulous
    12-02-2013 01:37 AM
  19. berty6294's Avatar
    Huh. Never seen one. Then again, I avoid Best Buy like the plague.
    why avoid Best Buy like that?
    12-02-2013 07:22 AM
  20. radmanvr's Avatar
    The real issue is that there shouldn't be a divide like this. You can actually like both and not be a traitor to MS or Google! lol I actually own a Chromebook, and it does what I want from it very well.
    I never understood this one brand or one store idea that many people seem to have nowadays. I got my shoes from some store in the mall and my t-shirts from wal-mart. They both do what I need them to do and I don't feel like my loyalty is being divided or anything.
    12-02-2013 09:18 AM
  21. Jas00555's Avatar
    Yeah if im correct, all best buys have a google section and 9/10 times the google rep is there spotting out its prey
    yeah lol I love to mess with them when they come over to me while I'm just browsing around the Windows section. Like, I get that salespeople have to be aggressive, but unless I show an interest in a product, it doesn't make me like them more if they try to snatch me like a vulture.

    "oh, that's cool"
    "yeah, chromebooks are the best"
    "I'm in college so I need Office. Does it come with that?"
    "well, no, it has Google Docs"
    "Ew, no thanks, what's this piece of junk"
    *walks away and never comes back*
    12-02-2013 09:26 AM
  22. rdubmu's Avatar
    Chrome OS is not a serious os. If you want to browse the web and check email ans lastly have a internet connection then it will work great for you. If you dont have internet it is a brick

    Sent from my LG-D801 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
    Guytronic likes this.
    12-02-2013 09:39 AM
  23. berty6294's Avatar
    I see Chrome OS as desktop Android but less feature filled. Am I correct in thinking this?
    12-02-2013 09:58 AM
  24. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    why avoid Best Buy like that?
    I don't really avoid any particular store. I prefer shopping online for everything except for groceries and household goods (cleaning supplies, trash bags). It's easier and less of a hassle. I don't like the crowds and the long lines. A few mouse clicks, followed by delivery to my door in a few days is easier.
    JKing106 likes this.
    12-02-2013 12:07 PM
  25. radmanvr's Avatar
    I don't really avoid any particular store. I prefer shopping online for everything except for groceries and household goods (cleaning supplies, trash bags). It's easier and less of a hassle. I don't like the crowds and the long lines. A few mouse clicks, followed by delivery to my door in a few days is easier.
    I sense you are one of those hipsters that avoid main stream stores.
    12-02-2013 12:13 PM
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