Posts Tagged ‘ android ’

Now it’s time for an iPhone rant

April 11, 2014
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In the spirit of contrasting views, the following is a guest post by a former colleague. The iPhone sucks For starters, the out-of-the box email client sucks horribly compared to blackberry (I used bb for almost 15 years, now forced to iPhone). The battery dies 5 times faster than my Galaxy Note II, and in…

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This one article accidentally explains the biggest practical difference between iOS and Android in a nutshell

April 9, 2014
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For all the improvements to the Android end-user experience, and there have been big strides, there’s still a lot of practical differences in usability between the two platforms for everyday average-Joe users and this recent GottaBeMOBILE article inadvertently highlights one of the biggest real-world problems facing users of Android devices: Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note…

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Android vs. iPhone development experience

March 26, 2013
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There are a steady stream of posts about which platform makes more sense to develop for, in terms of market size, chances for success etc. This post isn’t about that. This post is about the development experience itself, what it’s like building apps for the two platforms. A few years ago I would have said,…

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Here we go again, Google is nice, Apple is mean

March 18, 2013
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Here we go again, Google is nice, Apple is mean

In a piece titled “How Apple Gets All the Good Apps,” Walt Mossberg points out that Apple’s direct competitors — Google, Microsoft and Amazon — all have official versions of their apps for Apple devices. He asks: So, why do Apple’s rivals help make iPhones and iPads more versatile when Apple doesn’t return the favor? The article portrays…

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It’s BI. And it’s Henry Blodget. But I tend to agree: Where Are The Android Users?

November 26, 2012
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It’s BI. And it’s Henry Blodget. But I tend to agree: Where Are The Android Users?

Henry Blodget has a post up over at BusinessInsider that considers a question I’ve also asked before, and which I have been following for some time now. In a nutshell, with device sales reportedly so heavily favoring Android, why does so little mobile traffic seem to come from Android users? Blodget reports that when it…

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No, Apple should not chase the Android release cycle train wreck

August 10, 2012
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No, Apple should not chase the Android release cycle train wreck

Dan Rowinski at ReadWriteWeb, said yesterday that Apple has a problem, citing IDC research that claims Android accounted for 68% of smartphone shipments in 2Q12. IDC notes that Samsung was responsible for 44% of all Android devices shipped. That equates to 46.11 million devices, or about 20 million more than the iPhone. As I’ve noted…

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“It works on iPad” Choose wisely when considering alternative platforms

July 31, 2012
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For many years, I did my best to avoid the mainstream platform of the day, Windows and Internet Explorer. I used Solaris, Linux, Firefox, and many other alternative platforms as my primary choice whenever possible and only resorted to Windows and Internet Explorer as a last resort and as rarely as possible. Until Max OS X…

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Forbes: Android is shipping more phones but Apple is still the logical choice for mobile development

May 16, 2012
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The title to this May 9 story, suggests another Apple bashing: “Is Apple’s dominance of Mobile Development on the Wane?” It appears to be an old editorial trick, the classic alarmist headline, because the article itself goes on to answer in the negative: Apple is the logical choice for mobile development today Where is market share…

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I’m calling BS on “Android Dominance” meme

April 2, 2012
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I’m calling BS on “Android Dominance” meme

We have been reading for quite a while now how Android has surpassed iPhone and taken the number one spot in terms of smartphone shipments. I don’t dispute that number. What I do dispute is whether it really says anything that matters. As I kept hearing more and more about  “Android’s Dominance” I was seeing…

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