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What does your smartphone say about you?

iPhone or Android? The answer may not be as clear as it once was.
Herb Scribner, Deseret News Modified: June 27, 2014 at 3:25 pm •  Published: June 28, 2014
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OK, so here’s a question you probably hear everyday — iPhone or Android?

Before you answer, just know your preference may say something about you and your economic status.

For one, Android phones are for the poor. Business Insider’s Jim Edwards reported Friday that Android phones are being marketed to poorer people across the world, mainly because Google is targeting the lower-income market for its sales.

For example, Google just launched Android One in India, which is part of a developing world, Edwards wrote.

“Remember, both companies (Apple and Android) are seeking to create user-bases composed of hundreds of millions or billions of people,” Edwards wrote. “There are fewer than 1 billion people in the U.S. and Europe, but more than double that number in India, China and the rest of the developing world.”

This new AndroidOne development process is a way to make cheaper smartphones that poorer people can buy, while also giving those users a similar experience to those who buy a more expensive phone, wrote Leo Mirani for Quartz.

Right now, many people are using cheaper smartphones for basic functions, with the occasions to Web surf when there’s WiFi, Mirani wrote.

“So it makes sense that Google wants these phones to improve,” Mirani wrote. “It’s all very well getting millions of first-time smartphone owners onto Android but there seems little point — for Google’s business empire — if those people aren’t spending money in Google’s multifarious stores or spending their time searching for stuff (and viewing ads) on Google services.

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