Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Oct 2011 22:24 UTC
Google "As an online discussion about iOS vs. Android grows longer, the probability of someone bringing up this link approaches 1." The argument goes that before the iPhone, Android looked like a BlackBerry clone, and after the iPhone, it suddenly turned into an iOS clone. While this argument, with its pictures, is snappy and easily digestible, it doesn't actually seem to be supported by the facts.
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RavinRay
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2005-11-26

Android merely morphs into what happens to be "le plat du jour" and effectively doesn't have a spine or character of its own. This makes it a worthless me-too product, because without a host to feed on, it would never know what it would have to be about.

So even if it is a "worthless me-too", developers blithely ignore that part. Yes, even those that code for iOS first and then port to Android.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Virus scanner?

There's enough valid criticism of Android, you know. No need to start lying.

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RavinRay Member since:
2005-11-26

…and the whole market collapses because nobody really likes to use these over complicated phones that require headaches like virus scanners and anti malware products to keep them running…

Then I absolutely must reconsider gifting my tech-challenged mom Lenovo's inexpensive dual-sim Android phone because it is so much more harder and inelegant than the iPhone, and I'll have to ward it from malware myself because I'm a carefree peruser of apps.

Yeah, Android is empirically inferior to iOS. Forget about the "what works for me" adage.

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