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Apple CEO Steve Jobs says that Android is a "porn phone" OS and that his company is far more chaste.   (Source: Trek BBS)
Group says that Apple has shown itself to be the champion of chastity

Early this year Apple purged the app store of all that was lude and lascivious, claiming that it was merely bowing to the complaints of parents.  Maybe it was halfway right.  The Parents Television Council has gone public, claiming that its protest campaign helped spur Apple to action and praising the company's new moral stand.

The PTC says that Apple's decision to block photos of apps based on their parental control settings and remove some apps altogether is a good step.  The group's president, Tim Winter, says Apple is definitely rubbing him the right way.  He states, "Apple has taken a positive first step towards eliminating kids' access to sexually explicit and pornographic content on its product lineup and we applaud the company’s effort."

However, the PTC has identified a new target: Google's Android operating system.  Android is set to pass Microsoft sometime this quarter in the smartphone arena, and will soon be the third largest smartphone OS provider.  It has the second biggest app store, after only Apple's 150,000+ apps – the Android Marketplace features over 40,000 apps.  

A handful of those apps are pornographic or otherwise deviant in nature.  The PTC is vowing to do its best to let Google know that they're being very naughty and to whack the explicit content off the Android Market.

The group is upset that Android OS has no parental controls and hasn't taken steps to remove preview photos or explicit apps like Apple.  States PTC's national grassroots director Gavin McKiernan, "We plan to draw attention to other platforms, such as Android, or Verizon's Vcast service, that aren't really doing anything.  We definitely want to see progress from some of the other handheld devices."

Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, agrees with the assessment that Android is very, very naughty.  He became rather hot and bothered when discussing Android at the iPhone OS 4.0 launch event and accused his competitor of being a "porn phone".  His company and users, are much better at keeping their dark, unpure thoughts in check, he feels. 

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How about this
By room200 on 5/4/2010 10:29:24 AM , Rating: 3
How about we ask parents to raise their own children instead of expecting EVERYONE else (teachers, police, etc.) to do it for them.

RE: How about this
By EasyC on 5/4/2010 10:31:13 AM , Rating: 5
Or how about we take the porn away from the parents. My first porn exposure certainly wasn't from my phone or the internet.....

RE: How about this
By TSS on 5/4/2010 1:38:32 PM , Rating: 5
I'll show you mine if you show me yours.

That'll sound familiar to anybody who's been a kid before internet. Because you might be able to take away the porn, you cannot take away a childs curiosity.

RE: How about this
By bigdawg1988 on 5/4/2010 12:42:29 PM , Rating: 2
...because that would take away from the parent's porn time! ;)

RE: How about this
By Helbore on 5/4/2010 4:46:03 PM , Rating: 2
How can you expect a parent to teach responsibility to a child when they don't even understand the meaning themselves?

RE: How about this
By BBeltrami on 5/4/2010 5:59:14 PM , Rating: 1
I understand the meaning of responsible...

But it's not my fault. I'm under the influence of an alien sorcerer.

“So far we have not seen a single Android device that does not infringe on our patents." -- Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith

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