Right on “Dan Lyon” Ass
Sometimes you want so badly to say “I told you so!” after months of getting kicked in the ass, that you do so without really looking into what you’re writing about. Or even thinking, really.
Such is the predicament Dan Lyons finds himself in today.
The artist formerly known as Fake Steve Jobs wrote the following this morning immediately after hearing about Google buying Motorola:
The best second-best tablet
- Many features of webOS—Just Type, threaded messaging, Pivot—make the TouchPad awesome to use
- Card interface makes it easy to manage open applications
- Internal hardware allows for smooth operation
- App selection is sizeable, and Pivot may encourage developers to pursue a spotlight that isn’t based on sales numbers
- Stereo speakers provide great sound
- Form factor is heavy and chunky-feeling
- On-screen is a little small to comfortably type on
- No rear camera or photo/video-taking applications
- Phone-optimized webOS apps can’t be enlarged
- Lack of external video options hinder it in a supplementary role, an increasingly popular use for tablets
- Flash video performance is crippling and unacceptable
- The way opening apps and cards integrate can quickly create a mess on the homescreen
Nielsen: iPhone sales climb as Android sales flatten out By Casey Johnston
| Published 3 days ago Apple’s iPhone is back to driving the growth of smartphones in the US, according to a recent Nielsen study. In a survey of recent cell phone acquirers, the proportion of new iPhone owners has jumped to 17 percent from 10 percent at the beginning of the year, while percentages of new Android phone owners has plateaued at 27 percent. Those numbers show that Android still makes up the majority of new smartphone sales for customers who picked them up in the last three months, but interest in the platform has stopped growing for now. But Apple has managed to fight back: interest in iPhones has risen anew since January when iPhones sales had tapered off, while Android phones were climbing. The introduction of the Verizon iPhone likely had something to do with this swapping of roles, as analysts predicted shortly after its introduction. BlackBerry is still going downhill, and fell from 11 percent of new sales to 6 percent in the last few months. Windows phones are hovering at one percent, apparently little more than a blip on consumer radar. But all the brands together have made big strides for smartphone adoption as a whole: 55 percent of recent cell phone acquirers chose smartphones over feature phones, up from 34 percent a year ago.
Android is a mess, say developers and me
- Device fragmentation. 56% of Android developers said that operating system fragmentation among the various Android devices was a meaningful or “huge” problem, a percentage that actually increased over the past three months.
- Store fragmentation. Several developers expressed concern over Android app store fragmentation. “Generally,” Baird reports, “developers seem to prefer a unified, single store experience like Apple’s App Store.”
- Ease of development. iOS outscored Android, but both were considered far easier to develop for than, say, Research in Motion’s (RIMM) BlackBerry OS or Nokia (NOK) Symbian.
- App visibility. “iOS continues to lead,” Baird reports, “followed by Blackberry, with Android still receiving poor marks in this category.” Developers are particularly concerned about the level of “junk” apps in the Android ecosystem.
- Ability to get paid. iOS leads here too, followed by BlackBerry.
While in my opinion i would say Andriod is Fragmented(As quoted By Steve jobs) and the carriers can include scrappier framework above the Andriod Os which makes the Developers think that its a Mess
And more over The Fight Within the Andriod tablets are more than the fight against Apple.So the The developers are scratching their heads to choose between the right smartphone for andriod’s app architecture..
Belive it or not Apple and Ios Rocks..