Gigaom: “Again, Android is far from perfect, but it offers developers some pleasantries that iOS, and more to the point, Apple, doesnâ€™t provide. Android development is done in Java, as opposed to Appleâ€™s once-obscure Objective C. Java may be old-school, but itâ€™s still a primary development platform for a wide swath of developers, particularly in enterprise IT, which does a great deal of the worldâ€™s application development.”
Wow, you’re selling Java as a good reason to switch to Android? Strike one, two, and three. Java? Really? I’d rather use Go to be perfectly honest, or how about C#/.NET (via Mono), that would go a long way toward selling the platform for me. Ok, ok, Java isn’t really that bad, but there are better choices today.
I also love that you mention Joe Hewitt, I’m sure Joe is a nice guy, but he has a strange sense of what “Big Brother” means. Doesn’t he work for Facebook? The worlds biggest “Big Brother.”
Seriously, no offense to Joe, I just don’t agree with him, that’s all. I love the iOS platform and wish I could make a living doing nothing but applications for it. In fact, I’d jump at the chance. Mobile is too much fun!