I think too much focus is being put on not liking the App when I believe your real issue is not liking the selection of Magazines available for the Android App vs the iOS one.
I mean really what can be so good about a magazine (basically just a book reader!) app over another?
They both swipe pretty much the same, Both can display one up two up, zoom etc etc...
Maybe the iOS app has a nice and pretty page turn animation? Is that a deal breaker?
The only real difference here is that Apple has smartly (and firstly) pitched and subsidized a lot of publishers to support thier App and because they were first on the block to do so, got some exclusivity on content that an independent Android App Dev simply could not afford to do on his own. Google should try, they did so with the books but did not ask for exclusive because they weren't allowed to due to the public uproar and because the publishers were hesitant to give it to them.
If I'm right and it is merely the selection you are unhappy with the best way to solve it is to contact the publisher of the Mags you want and ask them why you can't get them on your Android! Then at least they will think twice before putting all their eggs into the Apple basket and realize doing so would cut them off from what is becoming the majority mobile platform!
04-20-2012 10:12 AM
I don't know how it is for iPhone as I never owned one, but I bought the original iPad for my father and I was able to update it to the latest iOS right after it was released. So if there is any fragmentation in iPad that is the fault of the user, and a user can always update to the latest version if some app he wants to use is not compatible with the version he has.
So, versions of OS running on devices? Android: 17 iOS: 22
On the other hand with Android tablet it is far more common to be stack with an older version and there is nothing the average user can do to change this. You can buy a new tablet today that comes with an older version of Android, and many of them will not be upgraded to the latest version. Also most manufacturers create their own modified version of Android.
I think the fragmentation issue for Android tablets is real. If you create an app that runs just on ICS then 90% of Android tablet owners will not be able to use your app no matter how much they want to. If you create an app for the last version of iOS then the 100% of the iPad users will be able to use your app - if they have an older iOS then all they need to do is update it.
Android tablets have many Pros over an iPad, but this is definitely one of the Cons. And since fragmentation does make developing harder, then this could very easily be one of the main reasons why Android tablet apps are still behind when compared to iOS.
ios might not be as fragmented like android but lets not forget inorder to do anything interesting with ios you need to be jailbroken with cydia installed and cydia is more fragmented then anything!
i updated to ios 5.1 the phone crashed a lot and was slow i then managed a semi untethered jailbreak only to find out no apps in cydia work had to downgrade back to 5.0.1 and still not all apps work.
3 year old 3gs is for sale on ebay with tons of views too bad those people dont know what they're getting into. really looking forward to getting the nexus s its better in every way from camera to screen and its $50 cheaper so i get an upgrade and money in my pocket
and last apps are what make up these devices but so does media try installing your own media to an ios device thats right you cant without hacking software and even then its difficult where the droid plugs right in and can drag and drop.
Last edited by sr20hardbody; 04-21-2012 at 04:35 PM.
lol - Eos #155 - 1.6ghz interactive day & night- Antutu 8112
One of the requirements for anyone thinking of doing home renovations. Along with Handyman (Club) Magazine.
Originally Posted by Sardo Numspa
Not really sure. I did a Google image search and it was one of the few that has both OSes on the same image. The article it came from has separate graphics for each OS too.
Originally Posted by claudermilk
If you save the file to your computer, then go to Google images, and click on the little camera icon on the right side of the search box, it will let you upload an image. It will then find images similar to that one and return results to you. Very nice trick to find similar images if you cannot remember where you got a wallpaper, icon, etc.
EDIT: Used the method above and here is where I found it.
To clarify, the "crashes" were APP crashes, not OS crashes. Stats are still valid though. It even includes breakdowns for iOS only as well as iPhone vs iPad vs iPod crashes.
Last edited by fish1552; 04-21-2012 at 07:17 PM.
"ios might not be as fragmented like android but lets not forget inorder to do anything interesting with ios you need to be jailbroken with cydia installed and cydia is more fragmented then anything! "
Thats my point..anyone who wants to play will love android..no hand cuffs. But most of the world just wants to download apps that they want and they want it to work every time..no crashes. Apple is king at that. And from an Enterprise Office Env. that I have to deal with, Apple makes it easy. BTW I am not a fan boy, I have had 2 android phones, and two tablets. But I do see this from a work perspective. Android is making my life very hard at work.
There is more incentive to dev apps for iOS because of piracy on google play. Now with ad blockers even ad based apps are taking a hit. I have a friend that used to dev for Android but now prefers iOS. He claims paid apps are a wash on google play vs the app store, his apps will get seen more, plus its easier due to the lack of fragmentation. If a app doesnt wokrk its because the consumer needs to update to the latest version of iOS which is available to everyone at the same time (3GS, 4, 4S, iPad 1, 2, 3, ATV etc).
Anyway, no the Xoom will never have the apps like the iPad, at least in the Xoom's functional life anyway.
As per my comment above, this argument is without base.
Originally Posted by CynicX
There is only one reason to post this on the xoom forum, and that's to try and get some type of argument going. Sell your xoom, if you even have one, and get your ipad. Good riddance.