Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Sep 2010 23:20 UTC
Google A few days ago I dove into the lawsuit filed by Skyhook against Google, and came to the conclusion that Skyhook's case - while an entirely plausible sequence of events considering Google is a big company and hence prone to abuse - simply wasn't a very good one. Google's CEO Eric Schmidt has given a rather generic-looking statement on the matter, but however generic it may be, there's a hint in there.
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RE[2]: good thing
by kovos on Sat 25th Sep 2010 10:47 UTC in reply to "RE: good thing"
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2010-07-20

"I have twice now installed an app that gave no warning about compatible OS versions, but when I try to run it, it says "This app is compatible with 2.x and above""

As an Android developer i have to tell you that this happened just because the developer is a beginner.
Android DOES have an option to specify the minimum os version (Among other things like hardware requirements). If your device doesn't match those requirements it won't show in the market.
Source: http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/manifest/uses-sdk-element...

Regarding Apple i have to disagree with you because Android allows BOTH uncontrolled and controlled app stores. VCAST and the Lenovo app store are examples of Android app stores with strict application approval.
And this choice is what makes Android great in the first place.

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