“Android boosted by blind dogma”

BNET.com has published an editorial decrying the blind rush to support Android when so many problems remain with the OS.

They note developers complain the platform is slow, the browser and mail client is bad, the on-screen keyboard sluggish, and, according to William Volk, CEO of mobile app vendor Playscreen, said the Google Checkout experience for purchasing apps is “unacceptable to the vast majority of Android users.”

Alex Kerr, founder of mobile app vendor Phone Thing Ltd., feels the popularity Android enjoys amongst the tech crowd has less to do  with its actual attribute than to the antipathy many developers feel towards Windows Mobile, BlackBerry and Nokia’s Symbian.

“The whole thing stinks of religious dogma, as with the old PC/Mac/Linux wars…There’s way too much emotional opinion floating around, resting on blind dogma,” he posted on a professional mobile developer forum.

Read the full article at BNET.com here.

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