Andy Rubin, Creator Of Android, Leaves Google

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Hard to believe that in only 10 years we went from ridiculous fragmentation, to seeing the best standardization and increased competition the mobile industry has ever experienced! Not to mention changing the very way we use our phones in our daily lives.

Words cannot describe the impact Android has made to create a more uniform user experience across hundreds of millions of smartphone users worldwide :D

Ohh, and for creating competition against Apple, even if Apple has turned into a mehh brand throughout these years lol.
 
"Hard to believe that in only 10 years we went from ridiculous fragmentation, to seeing the best standardization and increased competition the mobile industry has ever experienced! Not to mention changing the very way we use our phones in our daily lives.

Words cannot describe the impact Android has made to create a more uniform user experience across hundreds of millions of smartphone users worldwide :D "

He failed in his main goal. Since there is massive fragmentation still. With every smartphone vendor making their own variant of Android. Dropping support after a few months and everyone on different versions of the OS. He should have made it so that the installer was universal like a Windows disc. Package it with all Android drivers then delete the unneeded ones after installation. With a central driver repository contributed to by the component manufacturers.

It also copied an experience from Apple. The GUI was vastly different on the first Google phone before iOS was released.
 

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Would of been interesting to see what Andy Rubin was developing before iOS came out. Heard it was a copy of the BB OS. Also wonder how the outcome will be with Oracle since Andy/Google took code from JAVA to develop Android.
 

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While I do agree with the universal installer, something like that has got to be pretty difficult, otherwise they probably would have implemented it by now.

Not to mention the fact that there are more brands , processors and a greater variance of mobile chipsets from all kinds of different manufacturers (ex. Intel, Qualcomm, TSMC, NVIDIA etc.)

Whereas with the PC industry you don't have that kind of crazy fragmentation with the hardware. Instead you have 3 brands, each with different product portfolios, large portfolios but still only 3 companies nevertheless and still less of a product mix compared to the vastness of the mobile semiconductor industry.

I'd also assume that coding for ARM would be slightly if not greatly more difficult to program for due to the limited processing power compared to a conventional PC. Just my 2c.

Ohh and the whole Android copying Apple .. Come on .. Almost all phones were (and still are) giant rectangles and they had access to 2007 based ARM architectural processing technology , what could u expect .. A Windows interface? xD







 
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