October 30, 2014

Looking Back at This Year's Android Turkeys

On the latest AndroidGuys podcast we started discussing who we thought this year’s biggest Android turkeys were.  You know, in honor of Thanksgiving and all.  It was interesting to see who each of us thought were, to be kind, not the best representations of Android.  Here’s a short list of things that came up that we feel compelled to share with you guys. These are in no particular order, and, in no way, comprehensive.  As much as it pains us to admit it, we know there is more out there.

  • AT&T – The carrier has been slowly releasing outdated devices with no real appeal.  The best phone they have is the “me too” Captivate.
  • Camangi Webstation – The Android 1.5 “tablet” was dead the second it arrived.  Nearly a year later, this $275 unit collects dust in warehouses.
  • Sony Ericsson – Inspiring hardware held back by antiquated software.  Only one Android device to be found in the US, and it’s on AT&T no less.
  • Early MOTOBLUR handsets – Getting Android 2.1 in time for the holidays just doesn’t do it for us.  We’re already looking at Honeycomb.
  • Motorola Backflip – Seriously, try to debate this one.
  • Augen Tablet – The 7-inch tablet that went viral one day and back to Kmart the next.

What would you say is the biggest Android-related turkey of 2010?  We’d love to hear your take on the subject.  Leave your comments below and share your thoughts!