Taking a dig at Android tablets, Apple CEO Tim Cook has gone on record to say that tablets powered by Android operating system are ‘crappy’ as compared to iPads. In a detailed interview with the Wall Street Journal, Cook hit out at Android tablets because they have very few apps optimised for them.
“We have over a million apps on iOS. We have over half-million that have been optimised for iPad. That half-million compares to 1,000 for Android tablets. That’s one of the reasons, although not the only reason, why the experience on Android tablets is so crappy because the app is nothing more than a stretched out smartphone app.” Cook was quoted as saying. Further, he went on to say that Windows beat the Mac in large part owing to a wide array of applications available for Windows.
While Cook might be correct in the latter scenario, the former is rather debatable. The question is are Android tablets really ‘crappy’? Well, we beg to disagree! Although, many Android apps are essentially stretched-out smartphone apps, that however doesn’t necesserily lead to the conclusion that the concerned tablets are crappy or less than worthy of a competitor to iPads. One must not forget, there are about as many Android apps as iOS apps.
The vast majority of the most popular apps we use on Android tablets have been tablet-optimised, therefore the figures suggested by Cook are misleading. It’s a fact that Android is to an extent more difficult to use however the fact that it is far more customisable makes it a winning competition any day.
Source: EFY Times