Why not android?

Many have asked, “Why not android?”.

For us @hookflash, the answer is relatively simple, “Resources & Timing”.

Building and deploying a P2P comm offer on 1 OS is hard enough. Hookflash does not have hundreds or thousands or even dozens of engineers to build and support 80+ devices, all of which are supporting various versions of android. Very few of the most advanced android smartphones even run the most recent android operating system, likely because the carriers all want to have something that sets them apart. Sound familiar? Microsoft adopted the same mantra and now it seems, the PC is old news. RIM is also suffering. Maybe, far fewer devices and 1 OS would serve them well?

Apple via iOS on the other hand has a relatively simple perspective, “You can have any color you want, as long as it’s black.” (credit to Mr. Ford).  iOS is certainly not perfect, and “x code” is downright annoying at times, but it does allow one to focus on 1 OS and essentially 1 device, this is not the case with android or blackberry, at least not today.

-Erik Lagerway

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