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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Apple is in a familiar place
by abraxas on Sat 9th Jun 2012 13:26 UTC
abraxas
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This is the battle of the personal computer all over again and again Apple will lose in the long run. Apple will lose because of the proprietary nature of their system. Android, like Windows isn't tied to one hardware company. This is becoming more important now than it was during the days of the pc wars. All kinds of gadgets and devices are coming with full fledged computers now. Set top boxes, GPS, stereos, refrigerators. Unless Apple starts making iOS devices and appliances of every stripe they are going to ultimately fail. When everything is compatible with Android (because everything is made with Android) and less and less is compatible with iOS, the winds will change.

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