Sources: Reuters, Android.com
quote: Also he seems really confused about the difference between hardware and the OS. Listing things like "battery life" as an iOS advantage, when battery life is almost entirely decided by screen size, not OS "efficiency".
quote: Better Mapping software
quote: For gaming, Android's hardware diversity is a curse, not a blessing. Let's say you have 200 potential devices to support (as a rough example). Of those, only 20 can actually run games at a level you'd be comfortable with. That remaining 20 has 2-3 display resolutions and graphics architectures to support, and only that same amount of phones has enough users to justify development -- but that combined group ends up being considerably smaller than the iOS group you could reach. You end up either giving up sales or building for the lowest common denominator.iOS may have limited selection, but it's much, much, much easier to develop knowing that you'll hit a big swath of users -- including much larger media player and tablet audiences. You can also optimize your code much more effectively. Knowing that fewer people will steal your game just makes it that much easier to justify supporting iOS first or exclusively.
quote: Android (design decision) can never be as efficient and will always need more powerful hardware just to keep up with iOS devices on the (real world) performance envelop. I think it was a mistake on Google's part to not go compiled apps and I can see it when I use my Galaxy Note 2 vs my iPhone.
quote: Fragmentation issues are annoying, besides the blurry UI you have things like incorrect video aspect ratios (all stretched out, etc) that you would never find in iOS.
quote: But if you feel that a phone should be as close to a PC as possible and like to tinker away then Android is your game... TinkerBells.
quote: If apple had commercials with something other than fluff (wow we have siri, and an extra row of buttons), that I would understand.
quote: I see no one had any issues with Samsung taking shots at Apple in their commercial though, right? They also had nothing to say of importance. But you didn't have a problem with it then.
quote: Schiller can say what he wants, but the fact is that Android-powered smartphones currently hold greater worldwide market share than Apple's iPhone.
quote: Taking all the hardware manufacturers using Android, adding them together and comparing them to one companies sales is nonsense in any market. Acer, Amazon, Asus, HTC, Samsung, Sony, LG, Toshiba, Viewsonic, Motorola, Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Nook, etc... all added up, from every price point, and compared to one company... Apple. Fair fight? The argument doesn't even make sense...
quote: they don't start by saying "I want a Sony" or "I want the new HTC phone". The first thing they say is "I want Android" or "I want iOS". The number of different options available for each platform is largely irrelevant to that question.