Is the Android OS for mobiles really competent?

April 19, 2010 8:48pm CST
I used to love Android when it was freshly released, but I am beginning to have second thoughts now. Android is a free and open-source OS, right? And it can be used by any cellphone maker. And that's what I think the problem is. The Android is being used in many different products by people, like some people use it in a multi-touch phone, some in a phone with a resistive touch screen. Some people use Android in a 600 MHz processor, others in a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor. Some give high resolution, other's dont. My question is, don't the developers face a lot of difficulty creating an app. for Android Market as different Android Phones have different specifications? Doesn't it hinder the development and growth of the Android Market? Does it make the Android OS and the Android Market actually competent to the other biggies like iPhone OS, Symbian OS, webOS, etc.? What do you guys think? Share your thoughts on this. Regards, AJ-Rox
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@maikeruk (406)
• Germany
20 Apr 10
android is what is considered the power releaser of the cellphones... the thing is that now with all this new super mega smartphones we were eventually need something that give the flexibility to transform our mobile devices in hand computers... mmm as you say it might sound complicated with all the specifications of the phones.. but android is not seen a stuck OS for fixed devices like the OS of iphone or web os... in fact is the contrary is like an operative system for computer.. with minimun and maximun requirement the developer just have to adjust to them
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• India
21 Apr 10
Well, if it is this what you said then maybe I was wrong the whole time. Android is probably the most advanced OS of all time, considering mobile. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.