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(ReadWrite)   Good news: Google Play now has about as many apps as the iOS App Store, and will probably beat it to the million-app mark. Bad news: Quantity doesn't translate to quality   ( readwrite.com) divider line
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866 clicks; posted to Geek » on 31 Jan 2013 at 7:25 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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Xai [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2013-01-31 07:38:30 AM  
3 votes:
What? but that's the exact argument apple users have been using for the last 5 years - now they are going to change it around because it does not suit them?

Say it isn't so!
2013-01-31 08:59:38 AM  
2 votes:
I've always hated the number of apps pissing contest. I don't know why companies hype it so much. It means there's just that much more garbage for me to wade through to find something useful.
2013-01-31 08:02:12 PM  
1 vote:
You don't know how to hold a phone the right way.
7-inch tablets will never sell!
Who needs 4G anyway?
Apple Maps is the Google Maps killer.
It's like comparing a Chevy to a (pick your favorite cool care and place it here).

Added today:
Less apps is more quality!
2013-01-31 01:51:55 PM  
1 vote:

SVenus: In other news, the Nexus 4 is back in stock at Google.  If you're on iOS, you now can have an unlocked Android phone as a spare for the price of about ten typical iTunes apps and the new Sheryl Crow album.

That's quite a deal, considering a typical iTunes app goes for 99 cents or $1.99

/average selling price of iTunes apps: $1.60
2013-01-31 11:48:52 AM  
1 vote:
Anyways, I'm not surprised that some Apple blog reviewed apps and said every app on iOS is better than the exact same apps running on Android. Given that Google makes 9 out of the top 10 apps and the other one is Facebook, in reality Apple is severely lacking in app quality.
2013-01-31 11:42:05 AM  
1 vote:

Disposable Rob: Carth: iOS has better games on it but Google has more useful apps. Last time I checked Apple doesn't have anything like Nova Launcher, Smart Tools and Beautiful Widgets. Oh, SuperGNES is pretty awesome too.

Beautiful Widgets? The app that just ups and disappears every few months? I'm glad Apple doesn't have anything like that.

Widgets are not apps.
2013-01-31 11:41:27 AM  
1 vote:

Dufus: Carth: iOS has better games on it but Google has more useful apps. Last time I checked Apple doesn't have anything like Nova Launcher, Smart Tools and Beautiful Widgets. Oh, SuperGNES is pretty awesome too.

Unfortunately, Android apps can be working great one day and not at all the next. My wife generally throws her Toshiba tablet at me and says, "Fix it!" when her favorite apps go sideways. Usually, fixing it involves the next update.

So what you're saying is, you disabled app updates because you're a moron and that is Google's fault?
2013-01-31 09:06:28 AM  
1 vote:

YodaBlues: kalor:  Also beautiful widgets doesn't just "disappear" every few months, you either uninstalled it or lying outright...i'm going with outright lie.

They DO disappear  from the screen you placed them on and it was a known issue for awhile, but I'm pretty sure it's been fixed. Hasn't happened to me in months.

Disposable Rob: Nope (I'm not the only one with this issue, Google it). Every few months on my stock Nexus 7, any widgets related to BW just go away and it's not the only app that does this. It's one of the major issues that have kept me sticking with the iPhone. That and I haven't rebooted my iPhone in months (other than for OS updates), while my Nexus 7 decides to hard reboot every few weeks.

Yeesh, that sucks. Sounds more like you got a bad tablet. Tried an RMA? Asus is pretty good about returns. I've had zero problems with my Nexus 7, love it. Makes the perfect comic reader.

Anyone considering buying a Nexus 7, here's a bit of advice. Purchase it from a brick and mortar store; Staples, Best Buy, etc. Don't buy a used one. The early releases had some quality control issues. Buying from a brick and mortar store makes it easier to return should you have a problem.
2013-01-31 08:07:42 AM  
1 vote:
Yawn, just an article to start stupid phone flame wars, nothing more.  Each platform has pretty much equally great apps.  I read another article and they said a search for flashlight on iOS app store came up with 100K plus results.  I am sure just as many would show up on the Play Store.
2013-01-31 08:05:52 AM  
1 vote:
I use both, and find them pretty equal. For every useful iOS app, Android will usually have an equal counterpart. Also same for Android apps having an iOS counterpart. iOS does seem to have more tablet specific apps then Android.
2013-01-31 08:04:51 AM  
1 vote:

Carth: iOS has better games on it but Google has more useful apps.

And that's why it was a bad move for Google to rename their media and app store to 'Google Play.' The platform has all this potential for Serious Productivity, and their brand strategy is ignoring it entirely.
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