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A Lot of Android Phones and Condoms Share the Same Name

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Android phones, lovable as they may be, are idiotically named. Crap like Wildfire Incredible Sensation Vigor Touch Skyrocket Z E Pro taint otherwise decent phones. Where do Android phone makers come up with this stuff? Why from condoms! Turns out, condoms and Android phones share more than just intimate utility, they're actually named the same too.

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Check out the list from the Intercom Blog, who hilariously cooked up a graph of Android phones and condoms that use the same silly and pointless name. There are so many similarities that you half expect an Ultra Thin Android phone or a Rezound condom.

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But seriously, people who make condoms and/or Android phones, no one buys your condom or Android phone for the name. In fact, your naming pattern probably confuses the heck out of people. A Her Pleasure Trojan XL Extra Thin Super Orgasmic Purple Flavored Condom is just a condom. A Hero Optimus Amaze Droid Galaxy Captivate Orange Fascinate Android phone is just an Android phone.

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Or well, they can be both. [Intercom Blog]

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I've been saying for a few years now.. Android OEMs need to stop making up new names for every generation. They should take a message from car makers. Make a phone for certain target demographics or with certain feature specs. Keep that name and just keep on improving the designs that are selling. At best, just tack higher numbers as they get improved.