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Quite the opposite. Which is why this thread exists. Developers don't want to develop for Android because they won't make any money. Android is filled with tons of poorly made apps(mostly free) where as the App Store has fewer but higher quality apps for each genre on average.
I dunno how much you have used the Apple app store, but it isn't that good. Just because apps are approved by Apple, doesn't mean the store isn't filled with crapware.
    
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I dunno how much you have used the Apple app store, but it isn't that good. Just because apps are approved by Apple, doesn't mean the store isn't filled with crapware.
I've been using it since the iPhone 2G was released back in the Summer of 2007. It certainly has a lot more high quality apps available than my Android phone has. What else can you compare it to? Before Apple's smartphone revolution we were using Palm Treos with a stylus to touch the screen...
post #63 of 69
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Quite the opposite. Which is why this thread exists. Developers don't want to develop for Android because they won't make any money. Android is filled with tons of poorly made apps(mostly free) where as the App Store has fewer but higher quality apps for each genre on average. I have both an iPhone and a Droid X and I can definitely say that the Android market might have more apps but the iPhone's apps kill ours! We have a bunch of lame apps and only a few good ones.
Wait, what? My friend using an iPod and an SGS has said himself that "Androids apps tend to be far cheaper and equal or better than iOS' are", and going from what I've seen on others iPhones it's true.

Android had a worse app store in 2008, definitely...In 2009 it was comparable but now it's easily victory to Android, apart from the facebook app. (Which, mind you, I haven't used since October, so it may be updated)
And if lack of money was a reason to not develop for something, why is Linux around? Open Source is the future for the world.
    
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That's probably illegal in some countries(including U.S.) but I'm sure Apple has some quip in the EULA that says they have full rights to use any and all apps submitted to the app store for use as "features", so it's all okay right?.
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Android had a worse app store in 2008, definitely...In 2009 it was comparable but now it's easily victory to Android, apart from the facebook app. (Which, mind you, I haven't used since October, so it may be updated)
And if lack of money was a reason to not develop for something, why is Linux around? Open Source is the future for the world.
Absolutely like you said. 2008: market was horrible. Bugged apps, developers didn't know what the hell they were doing. 2009: nice improvement, more reliable apps coming up, and some simple casual games. 2010: Froyo releases, insane boost in features and performance, market skyrocketed with apps and nice games. 2011: We're seeing more intense games as our phone GPUs are getting pretty powerful for being a phone.

Android user here. I've heard so many complaints about Android's Facebook app, but I have never, not even once, had a problem with it and I've used it since back in the G1 days.
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Android user here. I've heard so many complaints about Android's Facebook app, but I have never, not even once, had a problem with it and I've used it since back in the G1 days.
Last time I checked (I can't due to my G1 still being in plan and having a half corrupted data flash chip, so I can't reflash to a new ROM and the market app is corrupted) the touch.facebook.com was better and the iOS one was better too.
    
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I never have and never will approve of apple's unscrupulous behavior regarding their app store. In fact the entire smartphone market is just a way to get sheeple to buy new phones every year or two. My G1 hardly lasted a year before it was too slow to even make a freaking call. It also doesn't help that I have no credit so I can either buy the phone outright or pay a $400 security deposit or pay an extra $15 more a month. (via Tmobile Flexpay a.k.a. F** you creditless bastard.)

I think I'll stick with my $40 blackbery that IO got off of ebay and my $30/month tmobile prepaid plan.
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In fact the entire smartphone market is just a way to get sheeple to buy new phones every year or two
Well, in my situation, I do upgrade phones every 1-2 years, but that's because I can. I have some nice hookups across nearly all the carriers. For instance, I just got a pair of G2xs with T-Mobile for $180 each (my wife and I) which normally goes for $300. I sold my HD2s for $225, so it was a definite win upgrade. I also get a nice 15-25% discount on the plans depending on which carrier I go with.

So, I've been back and forth between carriers and phone platforms. Been there, done that. I have enjoyed keeping up to date with Android through its entire life so far and it has come a VERY long way. (Little off-topic starting here) I have no bias regardless of what people think. I bash the iPhone because I truly do dislike it and Apple in general (and I experienced every generation of it to come to that conclusion) I dislike Blackberry and WP7, but don't deny they're both great.
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