Lying Google bastards | The Loop
No One Said Following Is Easy | Daring Fireball
Android isn’t designed to be forked. With GMS, Google has deliberately designed Android to resist forking. Suggestions that Microsoft scrap its own operating system in favor of such a fork simply betray a lack of understanding of the way Google has built the Android platform.
On Forking Android | Daring Fireball
Google vs. Android | Tech.pinions
Google vs. Android | The Loop
The Day Google Had to ‘Start Over’ on Android | The Atlantic
Chris DeSalvo’s reaction to the iPhone was immediate and visceral. “As a consumer I was blown away. I wanted one immediately. But as a Google engineer, I thought ‘We’re going to have to start over.’”
‘The Day Google Had to “Start Over” on Android’ | Daring Fireball
That Moment When iOS 7 Became Android. | Droid Life
Who cares that Android is ‘open’? | The Loop
– Less than a tenth of Android users care that it’s open
– The number of people who care that Android is open is about the same as the number of people who run Linux
This was a fascinating read.
Counting geeks: who cares that Android is ‘open’? | Benedict Evans
Fragmented Android drives big dev to Apple | Computerworld Blogs
The BBC Trust today responded to a complaint the broadcaster favored iOS devices when it comes to adding features to its catch-up on demand iPlayer service for Android phones. This complaint was rejected because the Trust found “no evidence” to suggest iOS had been “unfairly favored.”
Instead of pro-Apple favouritism, the Trust found a series of quite logical reasons why Android lagged iOS when new features were added to iPlayer, mostly surrounding the “complexity and expense” of developing for Android.
Android Fragmentation | Daring Fireball
Android’s Market Share Is Literally A Joke | Tech.pinions
Scoring by market share alone and ignoring profit is like saying that a baseball team won because it had more hits when the other team scored more runs. Scoring by market share alone and ignoring profit is like saying that a football team won because it gained more yards when the other team scored more points. Scoring by market share alone and ignoring profit is like saying that a hockey team won because it had more shots on goal when the other team had more goals.
Market share without context is not only useless, it is worse than useless because it is likely to be misinterpreted.
John Kirk: ‘Android’s Market Share Is Literally a Joke’ | Daring Fireball
マーケットシェア神話の陥穽 | maclalala2
Android is winning. Apple is winning. | Virtual Pants
People often forget that Google and Apple are playing the same game with different goals in mind. Apple strives to maximize profitability in hardware sales. Google, on the other hand, is striving for maximum market share, providing the most users for its services. This is a rare, if not unique, war where both Apple and Google can win, and that seems to be very confusing to people.
Android and iOS Are Both Winning | Daring Fireball