“Droid” vs. “Android”

Android VS.  Droid

I’ve lost count of how many people have referred to “Android” the iPhone killer or that phone that runs “Droid,” and so here’s a quick disambiguation.

First, I have to congratulate Verizon for singlehandedly confusing the non-geek masses.  They wanted the name “Droid” so much that they went so far as to purchase the rights from George Lucas.

Android

Android: an operating system created by Google, runs on mobile phones and other devices.

Droid

Droid: a line of cellphones sold by Verizon Wireless.  They include the Droid (Motorola), Droid Eris (HTC, similar to the Hero on Sprint), and the Droid Incredible (similar to the EVO on Sprint).

To summarize, the HTC Hero does not run the Droid operating system, and there are currently over 40 phones running Android, not just the Droid.

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3 comments so far

  1. […] VS.  I've lost count of how many people have referred to "Android" the iPhone killer or that phone that runs "Droid," and so here's a quick disambiguation. First, I have to congratulate Verizon for singlehandedly confusing the non-geek masses.  They wanted the name "Droid" so much that they went so far as to purchase the rights from George Lucas. Android: an operating system created by Google, runs on mobile phones and other devices. Droid: a lin … Read More […]

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  3. phonesc on

    the best think from Android is “open source OS” and this can make the big changes on Phones OS revolution..
    thanks,. nice information dude..


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