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Old January 5th, 2010, 10:35 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by bruceo View Post
Not only does Apple have the best app developers but all the best hackers too, so basically it is waaaayyy more open source than Android.
You are quite wrong here.

The droid community gained root access (equivalent to jailbreaking iphone) within a few weeks of its release. Not only is android open-source but it is also linux based. This means hackers and devs do not have to learn a whole new os or deal with java to hack android and develop android apps like they did/do with the iphone os. Multiple sources report that app developers prefer working with android by far. It's not that iphone fans have an easier time or are better at it, it's that they've had a 2 year head start.

You should also consider the iphone's age when comparing it with droid's bugs. The iphone had its own problems in its infancy.

Apple knows they are in trouble now that Verizon has some legitimate challengers in the market. This is made evident by the agreement in the works between the two.

I'm honestly quite excited to pick up my droid Thursday. Running Android 2.1 with a 3.7" high-res display on Verizon's network - that's hard to beat right now.
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