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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RE[2]: OK - so what is going on?
by aldo on Mon 16th Dec 2013 17:34 UTC in reply to "RE: OK - so what is going on?"
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Android users are 1300% more likely to use a desktop or laptop computer for web browsing than are iOS users.

93% of all annoying feckers who get in your way while replying to posts on facebook in a busy street are using iOS devices (interestingly, 93% of the remainder are using blackberrys).

More than 50% of the use difference noted repeatedly by Tony is down to some form of mental illness/slackjawed dumbassery meaning that people are unable to put their goddamned iPhones away even for a second.

Statistics are fun!

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