Posts Tagged "Android"

Android Trend?

I love how Marco Arment just calls bull on major media or tech media memes.  Here he is, recently, calling them out for fabricating an “Android-first” developer movement.  Again.  It seems every year they trot this out: In other words,

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Tablets: Cheaper isn’t Less Expensive

Fred Wilson of AVC posits: But clearly most folks like me use the iPad. The people who are buying the cheap Androids are using it for something very different.But how long will that last? I was at a school the

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Another Filed Under “This Word Doesn’t Mean What You Think it Means”

Sarah Perez of TechCrunch writes an article under the heading “Startups Apparently Do Not Care that Android is Better” – using Paul Stamatiou’s original blog post as fodder for her follow-on. The iOS-first mentality is so ingrained in the culture

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It is Uncomfortable

It is uncomfortable disagreeing with people you have a lot of respect for. Chris Dixon, I feel confident, knows much more about mobile and startups and entrepreneurs than I do.  So when he says: “The switch to Android first hasn’t

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BPM Mobility: Server Architectures Reviewed

Editor’s note: This is reposted with permission of the Author.  Gary Samuelson’s original post can be found here. Forward If you haven’t already done so I highly recommend you “tool up” for iOS (iPhone) or Android development. Speaking more on

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The Experience versus the Expert, Part I

There’s an ongoing debate between “open” and “closed”.  Chris Dixon has written what I consider the most thoughtful blog on the subject, as it relates to phones and desktop PCs, which I referenced here. This argument seems to come up

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Profitshare and Marketshare

There’s a real interesting battle for mobile phone supremacy or “smartphone” supremacy right now. As the NYT notes, In the six months ending August 10, Android phones accounted for 32 percent of the smartphones sold, Nielsen said. By comparison, iPhones

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App(le) or Website?

A measure of how Apple has changed the game: even die-hard advocates of a browser-first-and-last method for building applications is starting to second-guess their conclusions.  The Apple iPhone/iTouch platform has so many devices out there, that it is hard to

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So the iPad is Almost Here… Now What?

Interesting developments in the land of “tablets” and “netbooks”. It isn’t really my area of primary interest but because I like following Apple’s product direction I follow the news. First, there’s this article from the day after the keynote, in

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Apple's Strategy Pays Off

Apple’s net profit from iPhone’s exceeded Nokia’s by approximately 50% ($1.6B in net for Apple, $1.1B in net for Nokia). Its the first time Apple’s net profit in phones exceeded Nokia’s, and it is a dramatic reversal. Just 7.4 million

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Data to Support Apple's iPhone Strategy

In previous posts I pointed out how Apple made the right call in putting off all the me-too features in favor of the platform-  and then a followup post on the actual execution of that strategy once the iPhone 3GS

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