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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jun 3, 2014

How are Android fans reacting to Tim Cook's Assault On Android?

Tim Cook totally ripped apart Android on the stage of the WWDC 2014. He presented the stats about the installed base of the operating systems - iOS 7 : 89% and Android KitKat: 9%; and even joked about Android being the dominant force in malware markets. I'm curious to know how are Android fans reacting to Tim Cook's presentation.

There's one important thing to note - that Google doesn't actually control the adoption of Android operating system. Being open source operating system; the manufacturers have been able to offer tweaked versions of the OS on their hardware. This often leads to delays in offering upgrade. The Galaxy phone users had to wait for months and months to get Kit Kat for their phones.

Is Tim Cook hinting at proprietary operating system being a better choice than open sourced one?
I always support Open source because of the advantage of customization and interface with global acceptance.I don't know about the malware or virus attack on opensource software especially android. What does the experts view on malware attack?
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare • Jun 4, 2014
We could move this thread to Debates section and title it -
Open Source Vs. Proprietary Software
I read this line on a blog some days back -
We said [open source would eliminate proprietary vendors] 10 years ago, too, and then VMware came from nowhere and became 4-5 times Red Hat's size.
Those who oppose 'Open Source' (there aren't many) and support proprietary software might say that - "Too many cooks, spoil the food."

Other arguments usually are - questionable quality, nobody takes the responsibility and well yeah - open source might not always be aligned with the corporate needs.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jun 4, 2014
One (Tim) Cook, Spoiling Android!
livingenzyme
livingenzyme • Jun 4, 2014
I don't really care. One toy OS attacking another toy OS.
Abhishek Rawal
Abhishek Rawal • Jun 7, 2014
Apple certainly don't know how Pie-chart works, not surprising.

First of all 13.6% of all Android devices runs 4.4+ not 9% (Source)
Secondly, Android holds 80% mobile share & Apple is around 14%. So, Kitkat with 13.6% of all Android device will still outnumber 90% of iPhone running iOS7 from all iOS device
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jun 7, 2014
He was specifically talking about percentage of devices running the latest version of the operating system. As I said, Google doesn't have any control over how frequently are updates rolled out to the devices.

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