Michael Dell Thinks WP7 Development to be Easier Than Android

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A critical element to the success of Windows Phone 7 is third party applications. So far the number of apps in the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace is a bit slim, but most of the key apps are there. Microsoft went to great lengths to make sure that they created a development environment conducive to making developers happy. Windows Phone 7 apps can be written in XNA and Silverlight, existing development platforms for which endless documentation has already been produced.

It looks like Microsoft’s efforts are starting to pay dividends. Reuters is reporting that Michael Dell, CEO of Dell, speaking at an event in Hong Kong, has remarked that developing apps for Windows Phone is proving to be easier than for Android. This could be because Microsoft has made Windows Phone 7 development easy, or because Google has made Android development difficult with all of the fragmentation that exists.

Source: Reuters

Via: Engadget

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Brandon Miniman
Brandon is a graduate from the Villanova School of Business, located near Philadelphia, PA. He's been a technology writer since 2002, and, in 2005, became Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow, a then Windows Mobile-focused website. He has since helped to transition Pocketnow into a top-tier smartphone and tablet publication. He's so obsessed with technology that he once entered a candle store and asked if they had a "new electronics" scent. They didn't.