Buttonless After android phones discarded the home button concept, web bloggers expected Apple to do the same.
The android Market has only about 10,000 apps at present—a 7-Eleven to Apple's Wal-Mart.
android, created by Google, entered the market after Apple but soon gained greater market share.
“I have a lower success rate with Siri than I do with the voice built into the android, and that bothers me,” Woz says.
Two years ago Apple and android were roughly even in market share.
"Very good, sir," intoned the android, fading from the screen.
And all this might have worked if the Alice android had not been defective also.
The tenth android went to a tiny curtained-off kitchenette and returned with a knife.
The ninth android hobbled back to his chair and waited quietly.
I knew about the ninth android, and I met the tenth one in front of your apartment that second morning.
"automaton resembling a human being," 1842, from Modern Latin androides (itself attested as a Latin word in English from 1727), from Greek andro- "human" (see andro-) + eides "form, shape." Greek androdes meant "like a man, manly;" cf. also Greek andrias "image of a man, statue." Listed as "rare" in OED 1st edition (1879), popularized from c.1951 by science fiction writers.
android an·droid (ān'droid')
Possessing human features and form.