Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 15th Dec 2013 11:05 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

PhoneArena's Micheal H. addresses an article at Forbes:

The conclusion may sound redundant at this point, but it is fairly simple: if you want to have a discussion about Android and iOS (and there are plenty of incredibly interesting discussions to be had), think about the issues you want to cover, and break each down on their own terms. Trying to bundle arguments under and umbrella term like "fragmentation" is just lazy and it holds very little meaning at this point.

At the end of the day, I always get the feeling that the people yelling the loudest about "fragmentation" are people on the sidelines, who've never coded for Android at all. That's not to say it's not a problem at all - it's just to say that it's an area where the competition does a better job. Android's device diversity certainly creates additional challenges for Android developers, much in the same way that Apple's inconsistent App Store policies creates additional challenges for iOS developers.

Each platform has its weaknesses, but none have been as aggressively made larger than it really seems to be than Android's supposed fragmentation. Unravelling this positive feedback loop among these bloggers should make for fascinating material.

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by fabrica64 on Sun 15th Dec 2013 19:25 UTC
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I just can't understand why people couldn't talk about different OS without starting a flame war.
Can't we have two (or more) different OSes? Isn't it good, having more choices and competition?
Every company try to control their OS, except open-source, but I think Google and Apple have done both a good job in creating the smartphone world. Why the hell should one be (immensely) better than the other?
This kind of "fanboy" arguments remember me when I was 6, discussing about the better soccer team with my little friends...

Edited 2013-12-15 19:26 UTC

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