“Windows Phone will eventually succeed in the business market because there is too much malware attacking the Android operating system, which is also more difficult to develop for, says Microsoft’s Windows Phone developer evangelist,” Rodney Gedda reports for Techworld Australia. “Initially aimed at the consumer market, Windows Phone 7 (WP7) is slowly gaining momentum in the corporate space where it will become a mainstream option alongside BlackBerry, Symbian and the newer big guns iOS and Android, according to Microsoft Australia’s Windows Phone developer evangelist, Dave Glover.”
Gedda reports, “Unlike Android, apps for WP7 are required to be distributed through the MarketPlace app store, but Glover said this will change when private deployment of apps is supported in future versions.”
MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s iOS, of course, has long offered this capability to enterprises.
“While Android provides the option of installing app without going through Google’s Android Market, Glover said businesses are not jumping on Android because of security concerns,” Gedda reports. “‘There is a lot of malware targeting the Android platform,’ he said.”
Gedda reports, “Last week a vulnerability was discovered in the official Skype app for Android that could allow other malicious apps to access personal data on the phone. And earlier this year some 50 apps in the Android Market were discovered to contain a form of malware. In a further endorsement of his platform, Glover said the level of complexity is higher when developing an app for Android compared with Windows Phone.”
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MacDailyNews Take: If Microsoft knows anything, they certainly know all about complexity and insecurity.