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Steve Jobs annoyed by Android
Android fragmented; All Android tablets doomed.
Sierra_Dad




msg:4218957
 6:46 pm on Oct 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

Steve Jobs showed signs he is sick of hearing about Android on an earnings call:

[engadget.com ]

Summary:
Android is fragmented, not open.
Apple is integrated, not closed.
7 inches is way too small for a tablet, so all these Android tablets are doomed.


 

bill




msg:4219108
 4:53 am on Oct 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

7 inches is way too small for a tablet

Doesn't he always say stuff like that just before he goes out and launches the same thing? I guess we can expect 7" iPads soon?

graeme_p




msg:4221422
 2:37 am on Oct 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

My Psion 3 was a lot smaller than a 7" tablet (because of the space taken up by the keyboard), had a much lower quality display than is available now, and was very usable.

I assume, that as the iPhone runs the same OS as iPad, and is MUCH smaller, it must be unusable as well.

ron15




msg:4221448
 5:18 am on Oct 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

This likely won't be the last time Jobs gets defensive about Android. His unwillingness to recognize the strengths of Android will only hurt his ability to stay competitive.

While I don't see his market disappearing any time soon, I don't see much growth either, most likely stagnation at best. There are just so many people that want an iDevice. Meanwhile Android is offered on every type and form of mobile device available with more variations on the way, often with vendor customized interfaces.

As for device size, just one of the many reasons I switched from iPhone to Android was the small 3.5 inch display on the latest iPhone. No thanks. I almost choked when the rumor was confirmed that the display was that small.

adamxcl




msg:4222594
 4:35 am on Oct 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

He should be annoyed he missed out on a opportunity. He could have revolutionized the industry and made the iPhone available on several carriers and have a dominant hold on the market instead of being concerned about Android now. I know a lot of people who said they would have or did have an iPhone but had problems with network coverage. Now they love their Droid, Evo or whatever. The app store with apps made by other people has become to most important thing to distinguish it at this point and in my view. Once the Android market gets it together to be a little more user friendly, it'll be tough.

tangor




msg:4222636
 7:59 am on Oct 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

Jobs appears to be walking uphill... Apple is what... 7% (if that) of the total computer tech market? Wonder why the media gives that much attention to Apple... might it be because he utters as many odd things as that Eric fellow over at Google? :)

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