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Old 11-25-2010, 03:28 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by jon_hill987 View Post
Android and (Windows PCs) is completely different. It is an open system so anyone can write code for it without it being approved. That was the point I was making, clearly my attempt at humour was not very good though...
True, anyone can write code for it, but it definitely has to be approved. They're not going to just let anything into their OS without making sure it works and benefits them. The biggest downfall of open-source code is that there's not as much motivation to make things work, and work well and easily, because (usually) no one is being paid to make sure their UI is user-friendly, so long as it works. This however is not the case for Android, because the phones that it goes on need to be sold, and thus people have the whip on thier back to make sure it actually works.

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