Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Oct 2010 12:23 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Catfight! Get out your mobile phones and start filming, because two important personalities in the mobile world just got into a catfight. After the presentation of Apple's (once again) stellar quarterly results (what's with the low iPad sales, though?), Apple's CEO Steve Jobs went on a bit of a tangent regarding Android (among other things). Google's Andy Rubin, the father of Android, responded in a pretty fun way via Twitter.
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RE: The Bogeyman
by Piot on Tue 19th Oct 2010 16:34 UTC in reply to "The Bogeyman"
Piot
Member since:
2009-09-17

Jobs seems to have got his info direct from the developers.

http://blog.tweetdeck.com/android-ecosystem

""Did we at any point say it was a nightmare developing on Android? Errr nope, no we didn't."

And neither did Jobs.

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RE[2]: The Bogeyman
by molnarcs on Tue 19th Oct 2010 16:52 in reply to "RE: The Bogeyman"
molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

I read their blog about a week ago... their tone is rather celebratory, along the lines of "look how cool is that." I don't think Jobs' way of using TweetDeck in his rant is a faithful representation of what they actually claim on their blog. It's a huge spin "has to contend with" dramatizes the whole situation, and he concludes with depicting coding for Android a "daunting challenge." If this is not spin for you, I don't know what is. TweetDeck developers recognized it as such and debunked it.

I hope this clarifies my comment... well, actually their comment, I merely reported on it, didn't think I would need to explain the obvious ;)

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RE[2]: The Bogeyman
by Radio on Tue 19th Oct 2010 17:35 in reply to "RE: The Bogeyman"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

And neither did Jobs.

"Twitter client, Twitter Deck [sic], recently launched their app for Android. They reported that they had to contend with more than 100 different versions of Android software on 244 different handsets. The multiple hardware and software iterations present developers with a daunting challenge."

Maybe you should buy a dictionary app.

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RE[3]: The Bogeyman
by vodoomoth on Wed 20th Oct 2010 11:47 in reply to "RE[2]: The Bogeyman"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

What about the fact that the developers mentioned by Jobs ended up challenging (may I say "refuting"?) his statement?
I too see his statement, in the light of what the devs said, as misleading or at least, as a non non-valid example. Me not being an English speaker is irrelevant as the words used in the statement are rather simple and common, right?

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