quote: You pay as much for a high end iPhone with Android but get slower hardware
quote: weak developer support and app selection,
quote: and in most cases you're stuck in a two year contract with a phone that will either get updated OS versions six months late, or not at all (hi Samsung).
quote: Carriers love Android because it forces hardware turnover to get new hardware, disgusting.
quote: With tablets it's even worse, the best hardware with the Tegra 3 is slower than the nearly year-old A5 in the iPad 2, and developer support for tablets is almost non-existent there.
quote: developer support for tablets is almost non-existent there.
quote: I like getting good hardware with lots of great applications so I can actually use it. I get that with Windows and OS X, and with mobile devices I get it with iOS. Dismissing a platform simply because Apple makes it while ignoring the overwhelming positives that it has is very strange to me.
quote: PC enthusiast I totally understand and am 100% behind
quote: You're not.
quote: The majority of your post is denial, particularly when it comes to app selection. Android development has stalled over the last year and has completely flatlined on tablets while it continues to accelerate on iOS. Here are some hard statistics: http://blog.flurry.com/bid/79061/App-Developers-Be...
quote: Another interesting statistic: Crossplatform mobile developers make $0.24 on Android for every dollar they make on iOS. This is before we get into issues of OS, marketplace, and hardware fragmentation.Neither are problems with iOS or WP7, and it's why the person I know who hates Android the most works for a major mobile developer. The Android platform is a headache given the return.
quote: Microsoft, the largest software company in the world, has nearly two dozen full featured applications for iOS. In just the last month they released Skydrive and an official XBox Live application for iOS. Microsoft Office for iPad will be out this year. The best you can get from them for Android are simple front ends for Bing and MSN.
quote: Then there of course is the issue of having applications that actually take advantage of this faster hardware, but we already addressed that above. One more hurdle.The platform just doesn't present a good value, not unless they're $200 like the Kindle Fire. I also understand wanting a larger screen or keyboard in a phone, but for me personally it isn't worth the tradeoff in performance, developer support, and manufacturer support with updates.
quote: Haha, you think that just because I believe Android is a second rate platform? Ok, cool bro.Off to play more of the DOTA 2 beta with some friends. Bye.- Posted from my self-assembled Windows 7 i7 desktop with 256GB SSD and SLI video.