Why Android Won't Get rid of the iPhone

October 24, 2014 · Filed Under Android Tablet · Comment 

With Google having recently shown journey first Android powered device, there has been much press attention in the open source operating system. Given the problems some iPhone developers are receiving in writing applications with the Apple device, caused by a restrictive NDA which prohibits them discussing code and therefore collaboratively solving problems, is Androind gonna be a attractive system for app developers? And if it is, does which means that it will likely be an iPhone-killer? In short, no. Here’s why:

Android is vey late, Google horrible by keeping developers hanging on. They went some way to seeking to repair that, but many of damage was already done. The iPhone platform has been online for any year, as well as the official SDK for a few months, doing it a jump.

But the real issue the handsets. The whole thing is an issue. Android is free, which implies everyone should take it, and anyone (including handset manufacturers) might make their unique changes.

So on the one hand there is a iPhone, running Osx (well, iPhone OS and that is critically the exact same thing). Every copy of iPhone OS looks to be the same (a minimum of should you consider version 2 to generally be iPhone OS and discount version 1 that is now running on a minority of devices).

iPhone OS currently operates on only four hardware devices, iPhone 1st generation, iPhone 2n generation (3G), ipod itouch 1st generation, and iPod Touch 2nd generation. Between those, you will find only four variations in available hardware: camera (not present in either iPod), GPS (not contained in iPhone 1 or either iPod, although location aware services are still supported inside through wifi interrogation, or cell tower triangulation), phone / cellular network access (Read more...)