Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Aug 2010 21:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless A bunch of figures travelled all over the web this past week regarding Android's remarkable growth. Its growth is indeed remarkable - bigger than the iPhone, bigger than Research In Motion's BlackBerry (in the US, at least). However, as impressive as those figures are, isn't it about time we start comparing platforms instead of devices?
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Comment by Nycran
by Nycran on Sat 7th Aug 2010 10:57 UTC
Nycran
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"installation base / user numbers can't be the whole story."

It's not. Surely these factors are also important:

* Ease of finding and purchasing applications on device.
* Quality and cost of developer tools / SDK.
* Platform availability of developer tools / SDK.
* Willingness of user base to spend $$$.

One area where Android has a clear advantage over IOS is in platform availability of the SDK.

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