jkwilson78 - 9:04 pm on Jun 9, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: jkwilson78 at 9:05 pm (utc) on Jun 9, 2010]
I'd expect Droid to gain more market share as a result. Devs didn't need more restrictions.
Really? The people that buy the phones drive the market share not the developers. If people buy Apple stuff that is where developers will play regardless of restrictions.
For every developer that complains about the restrictions and decides to leave the iphone platform there will be a dozen willing to take their place.
This is the same strategy Google itself used when they started banning Adwords advertisers. The slots left open by the bannings were filled instantly and seamlessly by other advertisers and the end users didn't even notice.
Same thing here, end users will not even notice or care about this.
For Droid to overtake the iphone it has to be perceived by the average consumer as better AND cooler than an iphone and it's not at this time.
[edited by: jkwilson78 at 9:05 pm (utc) on Jun 9, 2010]