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					                               The Future of Apps and Android
iOS platform has some of the best apps available on any mobile or post PC platform. iOS has
revolutionized the way we use post PC devices. While we see android starting to dominate the
market share slowly, still there will the release of some of the amazing and awesome apps in the
upcoming future for iOS.

Here is why - iOS is a platform that a good developer loves to develop apps for. All the major
players in app world had started with iOS. The reason is simple - on iOS there is less
fragmentation, as a matter of fact there is no fragmentation at all. While on android fragmentation
is one hell of an issue.

There are gazillion manufacturers developing mobile phones or tablets with various versions of
android running on them with various different Hardware configurations. While on iOS there is one
version of iOS on a carefully selected and tested hardware by some of the best tech guys on the
planet. So, as a result, even the underpowered CPU and GPU is very heavily optimized and leaves a
seamless experience.

No matter what we predict or say, this will always be an advantage for Apple. The total control was
a really nice and smart choice made by the late Steve Jobs. App Store and what goes in and out is
totally controlled by the company and gives the best and most optimized experience. And if some
friction is caused, we always have Apple to blame and it is fair enough since they have the total
control.

Now for android, the reason they are growing is because of growing popularity of Samsung's Galaxy
devices, availability of range with devices and of course the price point.

If android wants to thrive, Google needs to focus on the soul, the operating system and control it.

The one thing they can do is to control the end user experience as much as they can. By restricting
download of apps from third party sources and only allow Google play™ platform as an app market
place.

They must start approving fully tested apps for the available device configuration and disapprove
the incompatible buggy apps until they are fully tested and optimized for the available
configuration. They must also control the privacy and security aspects of android as much as they
can.

When this will happen, android will move a step forward towards being the app heaven like iOS.

Wayne Harrel is the founder of Zielix and Igniter Inc. Wayne is also a part time angel investor.
Wayne specializes in iOS apps, Web apps, technology and video games. Wayne Harrel has also
provided services as a technology marketing consultant in past.

				
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