Originally Posted by Asherian
For tablets, I'm probably going to go Android (the Tab 10.1) because I view tablets as starting to encroach on laptop territory so I demand more out of the functionality of the UI over the simplicity. It's a personal taste.
You "demand more from the UI" but think that apps are "silly". Right, that's just personal taste.
I've used and developed apps for virtually every smartphone OS out there. I know the field, it's my job and something I have great personal interest in as well. I was hoping to contribute what I know to this forum, but it seems if any point is not wholly praising of Apple it is latched on to by people who can only be described as fanboys. You view it as "attack" and "defense" when in reality I'm only trying to lay it out as I see it.
You're such an expert on virtually every smartphone OS out there BUT cancelled
your iPad 2 order because it didn't have tabbed browsers (it does), and the honeycomb UI is better.
Presumably someone that "knows the field" would be aware of Honeycomb and iOS's respective UIs and multitasking models that they wouldn't be so clueless as to order the iPad 2 in the first place.
Someone with a great personal interest in the field might also be clued in enough that if they are out somewhere trying to look for a condo to Google for Redfin to see if they have an app. They do...but I guess it's just silly.
Here's a question for you: If you've developed for virtually EVERY smartphone OS out there and are so knowledgeable why haven't you developed for Android yet? Or iOS?
You clearly state here:
Originally Posted by Asherian
FWIW, I am an independent developer and I've got my eye towards Android right now. Anyone who has gone to a recent mobile dev conference will see that's where the attention is right now.
And now you state:
That's why I get paid to do what I do. I've read countless market reports on it from analysts (most of which are bunk), I've attended countless conferences on mobile technology, and I'm extremely informed on every OS out there and every facet of each one, because it's my job to.
Right. You're paid to read countless market reports and attend conferences and be informed on every OS out there BUT you are also an independent developer who is eyeing
WTF? Who is extremely informed AND a developer AND missed out on both the iOS boat AND the android boat? If you are still "eyeing" either platform you missed the best time to enter those markets.
Oh, wait...that's right...apps are silly.
The fact that you disagree doesn't mean you agree with the market as a whole. And the fact that you (and frankly, most people here) seem flabberghasted by the growth of Android (if you'll check my posts, I said this would happen years ago) it's because you don't understand the market as a whole.
Please. It was obvious that Android would overtake the iPhone once the number of vendors using Android became known. Apple had fairly modest market share goals (1% of the total market) and reached them and did so with traditionally high Apple margins and ASPs. Now Apple is sitting around 4% and that's amazing without a dumbphone in their lineup.
The tablet market is a different market without established incumbents and a requirement to go through carriers...it's a lot more like the original MP3 market. Whether Apple can actually dominate the tablet market remains to be seen but it was obvious to most folks that Apple couldn't hope to do so in the phone market. It simply cannot produce enough phones to gain majority share.
Predicting this does not take a rocket scientist.
I apologize if contrarian viewpoints offend you. And I certainly won't make that mistake again.
Contrarian viewpoints aren't offensive. Liars, braggarts and trolls are.