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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RE: iOS not flexible?
by frderi on Thu 27th Oct 2011 14:38 UTC in reply to "iOS not flexible?"
frderi
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2011-06-17

The argument that Android is designed to be flexible doesn't really show in their ability to adapt to different form factors and use cases and prompt quick releases, either. Just look at how long it took them to crank out a version for tablets. And even when they were able to put out 3.0, they still were too embarrased to release the source code.

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RE[2]: iOS not flexible?
by siki_miki on Thu 27th Oct 2011 15:16 in reply to "RE: iOS not flexible?"
siki_miki Member since:
2006-01-17

Without technical details you can't know.
Android was not meant for tablet/monitor form factor. This isn't same as high-res phone screen (where everything is upscaled and then looks approximately the same). Difference is, screen is bigger so UI elements, fonts fit better when proportionally smaller vs. screen than on the phone form factor.
ICS claims to solve that issue by automatically adapting application UI to tablet and phone mode. AFAICT, competition doesn't have similar scheme, either you writer an app for a tablet or a phone. How this new feature of Android will work out in real is another question though.

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