Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Google Exec Tells Jobs What ‘Open’ Is - Digits - WSJ

Another disruption in the reality distortion field

Meanwhile, a developer caught up in the crossfire also commented. Jobs cited the example of TweetDeck, a program used by people to access Twitter, to argue that Android fragmentation is a problem for app developers. After TweetDeck released its Android app recently, “they reported that they had to contend with more than 100 different versions of Android software on 244 different handsets. The multiple hardware and software iterations present developers with a daunting challenge,” Jobs said.

But Iain Dodsworth, CEO of TweetDeck, also took to Twitter last night to defend Android. “Did we at any point say it was a nightmare developing on Android? Errr nope, no we didn’t. It wasn’t,” he wrote.

Google Exec Tells Jobs What ‘Open’ Is - Digits - WSJ

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