Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Jun 2012 16:40 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Exactly six months ago, Eric Schmidt made a remark that in the near future, developers might want to focus on Android first, instead of iOS. While developers haven't moved to Android-first, iOS-later en masse, there's no denying that we're seeing more and more former iOS exclusives move towards Android.
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It isn't about faith
by lucas_maximus on Thu 7th Jun 2012 19:46 UTC
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

It is about percentage market share and what industry you are talking about whether all this matters.

I work in the gaming industry, and nobody cares about the OS or whatever ... "does it have adoption and how to we make people give us money" (usually casino slot machine games which are flash based, they make tons of money).

Coders don't flock to android because there are low level hacking opportunities .. they flock to it because it basically becoming the as dominate as Windows in the mobile space.

It isn't every about code ... it is always about money.

EDIT: a lot of terrible software keeps on getting bought because management don't ask their in house dev team how it works and whether it is any good.

Edited 2012-06-07 19:51 UTC

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RE: It isn't about faith
by ilovebeer on Thu 7th Jun 2012 23:24 in reply to "It isn't about faith"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

Coders don't flock to android because there are low level hacking opportunities .. they flock to it because it basically becoming the as dominate as Windows in the mobile space.

It isn't every about code ... it is always about money.

Exactly right but people will still create their own ideas about it that are far less on point (if at all), I guess to make it feel better when they stroke their android penis.

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RE: It isn't about faith
by zima on Sun 10th Jun 2012 01:51 in reply to "It isn't about faith"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I work in the gaming industry, and nobody cares about the OS or whatever ... "does it have adoption and how to we make people give us money" (usually casino slot machine games which are flash based, they make tons of money).

Gambling industry, you mean?

Hm, oh well, not a surprise there I guess, it's always been popular with humans.

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