I am mandating a switch of a whole bunch of my team over to Android, just because people, when left up to their own devices, will often prefer an iPhone.
— Chris Cox, Chief Product Officer, Facebook
Facebook, it seems, can’t afford to miss out on the world that’s using Android. The company is on the offensive to service its emerging markets and took to reporters to show that it was ready.
Many developers, including ones employed by Facebook, prefer to code and open up betas [...]
Samsung’s sprawling ecosystem, Tizen, has had plenty of support from the company. How and why it continues to do so as its smartphone shipments are stagnating, we don’t know. But the small platform has had a hero phone to coalesce around, the Samsung Z3. As it pushes into more markets, the hope is that the chaebol can corral all the money it can from mobile instead of a fair portion of the money it makes from Android.
Part of the problem operating a mobile operating platform that few people are using? Little ecosystem. Sure, the web is all right there for people to [...]