Android Instability | CR 183

Android Instability | CR 183

The Pixel C is the perfect example of a compromised device, caused in large part, by Google’s Strategy Tax. This week we debate if this is the underlying reason tablet apps are so far behind on Android, what Mike’s plans are as an Android developer & why the long-term picture might look rosy.

Plus the Jar Jar true Sith Master mega theory comes to light, some iPad Pro follow up, the missed Mameo opportunity, the hard reality of the “pro tablet” market & more!

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This subreddit is dedicated to the speculation – and ultimate revelation of – the true Sith Master, Supreme Leader Jar Jar Binks.

In your face strategy tax, should it be a warning to developers?

A strategy tax is anything that makes a product less likely to succeed, yet is included to further larger corporate goals.

Mike tweets:

Any other #android devs concerned that Google will use #chromeOS for tablets rather than droid — seems like an uncertain time to dev 4 tabs?

The Pixel C was probably never supposed to run Android | Ars Technica

The Pixel C is ill-suited to Android, but it wasn’t supposed to be this way…


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