Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Jun 2012 16:40 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Exactly six months ago, Eric Schmidt made a remark that in the near future, developers might want to focus on Android first, instead of iOS. While developers haven't moved to Android-first, iOS-later en masse, there's no denying that we're seeing more and more former iOS exclusives move towards Android.
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by Nelson on Thu 7th Jun 2012 19:31 UTC
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has got to be the most frustrating, futile experience I've had on mobile. My god is it horrible.

Only recently did Android get an emulator that performed anywhere NEAR what competing platforms offer.

Besides, ROI isn't even that great. Android users have a lower propensity to pay for apps and piracy is rampant on the platform. Discovery on the marketplace is terrible compared to others.

Then there's the 80 or so resolutions you need to be aware of, the performance quirks from device to device (Notice how Apps usually say "Supports device XXX and supports device XXX" as opposed to "Supports ALL devices").

It's a load of bullshit, and I don't see how anyone would target Android first. Second of course, but first? No way in hell.

Instagram and other high profile apps come to Android because their business model permits it, and they want to grow their install base. Both which Android is very conducive to.

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