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Hey guys – Android exists August 2, 2012

Posted by truthspew in Android, Uncategorized.
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I’m so sick and tired of seeing people who go all ga-ga on apps developed for IOS (Apple’s iPhone OS) but then they don’t have an Android version?

Even the city I live in – they rolled out ProvConnex for iPhone first, but about a month later they did the Android version. Thanks guys!

But there’s a lot of cool software out there and they completely miss the Android market.

Yet the market is now split pretty evenly between IOS and Android.

All you have to know is some Java to develop for Android. And download and install the SDK and hope to God your phone OEM or carrier didn’t completely fuck up the Android deployment. I’ve written about that part before and it irks me that Google didn’t retain TIGHT control over the Android system. If Google ever does manufacture a phone I’m probably going to buy theirs, as they’ll be the ones to least mess with the Android OS.

But to all those cool software people – we exist too. And at some point we’ll probably overtake IOS. There’s a sobering thought.

And if anyone else is like me – I don’t recommend the iPad. It’s got serious flaws that I cannot in good conscience recommend it to anyone. I do like the Asus tablets and they run, you guessed it, Android.

One of the biggest reasons I don’t recommend the iPad is simply the price. It’s a ripoff. For less money you get more feature with the Asus for example, including a keyboard dock that turns it into what is pretty much a laptop.

And my next computer – while I got some serious usage out of my current Dell computer I want something better. The Samsung Series 9′s look pretty nice. Granted, they’re short on disk space as they only have a 128GB SSD. But then I realized, I can spend a couple hundred on a Buffalo NAS device. That shares over the cloud now too. And the Series 9 – it’s sleek as hell:

Nice isn’t it. And cheaper than MacBook Air. And it runs Windows – sadly I’m sort of married to the Windows platform. I could go MacOS-X Mountain Lion but even that would limit me.

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1. Troy McConaghy - August 3, 2012

You don’t have to use Java to develop Android apps. In fact, there are many software development kits which allow you to use one code base (e.g. C#, C++, Lua) to develop apps for iOS, Android, and sometimes even other operating systems. I made a website that summarizes many of the options at http://www.mobilechameleon.com/


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