Linked by David Adams on Thu 30th Sep 2010 20:37 UTC, submitted by fran
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Pirating Android apps is a long-standing problem. But it seems to be getting worse, even as Google begins to respond much more aggressively. The dilemma: protecting developers' investments, and revenue stream, while keeping an open platform.
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It ain't about market share
by PlunderBunny on Thu 30th Sep 2010 20:53 UTC
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This is a good example of why the upcoming mobile OS wars won't be like Apple vs Microsoft again - raw market share isn't going to be the deciding factor. If you're a developer and you're faced with choosing between an OS with 70% market share and 90% piracy rates vs an OS with 30% market share and 1% piracy rates, you're going to choose the latter, assuming all other things are equal. (Obviously these numbers are an exaggeration for effect.)

Edited 2010-09-30 21:01 UTC

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