Incase you are a Linux user, you would probably know that until Ubuntu showed up, things weren’t that good for the free / open source OS. Why? Simple. There were just too many versions available and since all versions were free, there were just too many developers with too many ideas. And as they…”Too many cooks spoil the broth”. Although things are not similar with Android, the free OS already has 3 versions available…1.5, 1.6 and 2.0. Since, more that 12 available mobile phones run Android and more on their way, same apps do not work similarly in all the phones. That’s bad news for the developers.
To take an example, Chris Fagan who is the co-founder at an Android app development company Froogloid, says, “Instead of working on updates to our apps, we find we are trying to make each app work for multiple versions of the OS and different hardware capabilities“. Unfortunately he is not the only one who is complaining.
So contrary to what people think about Apple’s closed source / hush-hush nature, it might just turn out to be in its favor. But I guess only time will tell.