"All right, Android fans, tell me if you've heard this before:
"I don't know. All these new phones look pretty cool, but I want to wait to see how the [insert name of rumored upcoming device here] compares."
As a guy who writes about mobile technology, I hear that all the time. And it got me thinking: The level of choice and diversity within Android -- and the never-ending release cycle that diversity creates -- has resulted in a highly contagious condition that's circulating among Android enthusiasts:
The smartphone utopia trap.
Think about it: How many people do you know who are constantly searching for the perfect phone? People who, despite their desire for a new device and the presence of an overwhelming number of desirable options, are always holding off -- always waiting for that mythical piece of perfection off in the distance to arrive?
There it is: the smartphone utopia trap. And now's the prime time for its symptoms to develop..."