“In March 2012, I publicly called it quits with Android. This raised a bit of a stir, that coming from such a long history of being an open-source advocate I would forsake a platform I had spent so much time using and was so philosophically aligned with,” Jason Perlow writes for ZDNet. “Things began to go sour with me and Android in 2011, which I referred to at the time as the year of Android multiple personality disorder.”
“In 2011, Android handsets and tablets ran on totally different OS builds, Gingerbread and Honeycomb. The overall poor quality of the hardware, as well as the horrible stability of the Android tablets of this period, was a reflection on this situation, which was eventually proven to be untenable,” Perlow writes. “Both of my Android smartphones turned out to be victims of carrier and manufacturer abandonment.”
“You’d also think that going with an actual Google flagship device would avoid some of these problems. You would be wrong. In July 2012, I declared my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus to be a lemon,” Perlow writes. “That was the straw that broke the camel’s back. I bought a pair of iPhones for my wife and myself, and a Nokia Windows Phone not long afterwards.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: How could anyone with a conscience be “philosophically aligned with” yet another obvious ripoff of an Apple paradigm-destroying revolution? Don’t say, “open,” because everyone with at least two brain cells to rub together knows that’s a total joke. There’s very little “open” about Android beyond how it holds its arms to accept malware.
The fact is that “Android” is a rushed, half-assed iOS knockoff that wasn’t initially designed to be a touchscreen computing device.
Those who settle for knockoffs deserve their fate:
• Inferior performance
• Inferior battery life
• Rampant, debilitating fragmentation
• Insecurity that will only get worse (both on their devices and in their minds)
• Second-rate and worse apps, a smaller app library
• Developers after-thought effort
• An increasingly expensive (royalties for patent infringement, (RAM costs) platform which makes device assemblers cut even more corners
• Envy of iOS devices and their vibrant, thriving ecosystem
• Shoddy plastic devices from unfocused companies that manufacture everything from refrigerators to backhoes
• The conscious or subconscious knowledge of using a knockoff of an Apple device
• A markedly weaker choice of accessories
• Poor, inconsistent or non-existent vehicle integration
Your ignorance and/or self-defeating hatred of Apple results only in hurting yourselves, Fragmandroid sufferers.
Here’s what Google’s Android looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:
Apple’s iOS is twice as memory-efficient as Android – November 17, 2014
Before iPhone, Google’s plan was a Java button phone, Android docs reveal – April 14, 2014
Prior to Steve Jobs unveiling of Apple’s iPhone, Google’s Android didn’t support touchscreen input – April 14, 2014
How Google reacted when Steve Jobs revealed the revolutionary iPhone – December 19, 2013
Speed and responsiveness: Apple’s iOS performs nearly two times better than Android – October 9, 2013
The unsung, intrinsic Apple advantage over Android – November 20, 2012
Apple to ITC: Android started at Apple while Andy Rubin worked for us – September 2, 2011