Originally Posted by Crashumbc
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.
Originally Posted by SweatyPits
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.