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Old June 25th, 2012, 09:04 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Crashumbc View Post
People forget we have been through this before.

MAC vs Windows

You could replace mac for iOS and Android for Windows, swap a software discussion for a hardware one and this article is straight from 1992...


MAC fans spent YEARS claiming that MS would fail because the the variety of hardware was to difficult to program for.
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uh...no. that's completely unrelated. android is currently far more fragmented than apple is.
I don't think you're following his point. He's saying that Windows computers were also "fragmented" in the sense that 1 OS has to work on hundreds of of hardware platforms, and they seemed to turn out just fine.

Fragmentation isn't inherently bad. Case in point, Windows currently owns almost 75% of the OS market (Mac OS is under 10%), while Android has 59% of the smartphone OS market (iOS is at 23%). Part of what makes Android so great is that you have hundreds of devices to choose from, not just one with a teeny tiny screen.
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