Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Dec 2012 18:52 UTC
In the News News Corp. has just announced its iPad-only newspaper The Daily will be closed down. What do you know, a platform-specific publication fails in the internet era. I totally did not see this coming at all. Times are changing, people. Platform-specific is so 2007.
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RE[5]: Almost completely wrong
by WorknMan on Tue 4th Dec 2012 03:12 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Almost completely wrong"
WorknMan
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Back in January of this year, what are the numerous Android 10" tablets that The Daily should have been made for?


There were a couple of Asus Transformer tablets, and at least one or two from Acer as well, along with the Motorola Xoom. I don't know what other ones were out at the time. What I do know is that the Transformer Prime was the 'flagship' tablet when it was first released.

Based on the text of the link, it says the paper was available through 'select tablets on Verizon wireless', which leads me to believe that it wouldn't have worked on a wifi-only Galaxy Tab. That sounds like somebody struck a deal, rather than some sort of technically-based fragmentation issue.

BTW: I'm not saying that it failed because it wasn't widely available on Android, and probably would've flopped even if it were.

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