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Words with friends a pretty obvious line for line rewrite from iOS.

If you look at good native Android apps, they are on par with ios
I like how you used the word on par
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Can someone please post a source to backup their claim that Apple has more redundant Apps. So far it sounds like hearsay from the Android camp.
There is no source. Nobody said it was hard line truth, but a possible (and likely) explanation. There are really only so many apps out there, and once you get that limit, the amount of truly new apps nose dives.

And it's hardly the "android camp". There was one person who said something (who I can't speak for) and me who is most definitely not in the android camp.
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My post really wasn't directed at this thread but more at that argument in general since it's been brought up multiple times in the past.
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cant say out of the 4 android phones ive owned that i have ever downloaded a malicious app lol
    
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Can someone please post a source to backup their claim that Apple has more redundant Apps. So far it sounds like hearsay from the Android camp.
Ditto.

Until, android has expensive apps that are selling, and a large niche app market developers will continue to focus on IOS for making $. I realize that that sound chicken and eggish, but thats the reality of not having the main developer focus (yet?)

Look @ how many iPad apps are over $500, or how many apps there are to virtually amp and add efx to your guitar or keyboard on iOS.

Ad supported may work ok for some apps, but imagine paying $15 for nanostudio vs trying to compose music with ads flashing about.

Revenue from the android market is currently very small in comparison to the app store.
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I really see no point in this thread other than to start a flame war..
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I said nothing about switching . You brought that up .

You cant compare Windows and Mac to the mobile operating systems.

Have a read of the second link , you only need to read the first paragraph

Its quite obvious that Apple has higher quality control when it comes to the app market.
Higher quality control?
No, most apps on Apple's app store are one could consider trivially existent (meaning they are single purpose apps for stupid things like: farting, cocking a gun, and telling you lame jokes. I've tried some of these, they were quite... slow.

I owned the Iphone 4, it has it's shares of issues with App's. Specially for someone like me, who needs the phone to actually work real-time and not be lagged because I just exited angry birds and want to open safari. Or want to open most applications up and go right back to them without having to reload apps. Oh that new game you got? Enjoy mediocre FPS.

I want to be able to use windows live with as little bugs as possible, it's pretty much fouled up last I used it a few months ago. It would often exit my conversation, lagged like hell (some msg's weren't even received), wouldn't stay logged in while multitasking (obvious iOS issue which was supposed to be fixed).

As said before the App store has far longer then Android marketplace, however BOTH Android and App Store have their share of great apps, and pos apps. The thing with Android is, developers don't have to run software through anyone unlike with iOS having to run things through Apple (and consequently AT&T or Verizon). How many great apps have been rejected because of Apple or AT&T? Who knows.

Secondly most if not all app's that majority of people use have been ported or created on Android already. It's only a matter of time that Android will have every App Store application worth it's salt, and then some.

So yes for now the App Store is barely winning by a hair, in a few months to a year Android will take over.
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Dude, the launch of app stores is july 2008 vs oct 2008. If that seems like a HUGE headstart, well OK, I don't see it but whatevs.

Here's an example of a niche (but not TOO niche market) that IMO android will never catch up to.

http://www.easylearn2playguitar.com/...-ipod-or-ipad/

Currently you can see all the options for connecting guitars to your iphone/ipod Touch. There are tons of amp/efx, recording software in the app store.

Currently you have 4 hardware solutions from manufactures in the iPhone guitar space. Android has how many?

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As said before the App store has far longer then Android marketplace, however BOTH Android and App Store have their share of great apps, and pos apps. The thing with Android is, developers don't have to run software through anyone unlike with iOS having to run things through Apple (and consequently AT&T or Verizon). How many great apps have been rejected because of Apple or AT&T? Who knows.

Secondly most if not all app's that majority of people use have been ported or created on Android already. It's only a matter of time that Android will have every App Store application worth it's salt, and then some.

So yes for now the App Store is barely winning by a hair, in a few months to a year Android will take over.
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