This Is What Steve Jobs Means When He Says Android Is F*cked Up

I agree with Steve Jobs when he says that Android is a complete mess when it comes to OS maintenance and developers targeting and testing for different models. These are the charts he was talking about.

This was Tweetdeck's reply to His Steveness' mention:

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But no matter what Tweetdeck developers say, the fragmentation of the OS is still worrying. True, these charts show the wealth of custom software and mods developed by users—it's amazing there are so many—so they're not totally 1:1 depicting Android's fragmentation. The problems are there though. New phones are still going out the door with old, outdated software. Carriers and other companies are developing alternative Android app stores. Carriers are ruining phones with bloatware and bad software. It's actually hard to get a phone running a clean version of Android the way Google intended it.

As a user, I prefer to sacrifice the superficial and truly horrible customization that all these phones offer—or rather, inflict on the user—in favor of a single approach, like Apple or Microsoft's. [Tweetdeck Blog]


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I completely agree. My phone is not my desktop. I do not need to overclock it. It should not be complicated. While I think apple is too restrictive at times I agree both they and Microsoft have the better idea. Streamline that shit.