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By dev.stonez
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Published: Nov 22 2012 / 09:48

We recently let you know about an interview Reid Hoffman (co-founder of LinkedIn) had with Steve Ballmer (CEO of Microsoft), in which Ballmer went on record about Microsoft’s competition: Apple and Android. To preface Ballmer’s statement, he’s talking about Android apps, not necessarily the Android platform. “The ecosystem of Android is a little bit wild, relative, that is, from an app compatibility perspective, malware perspective is, maybe, in a way that’s not always in the consumer’s best interest. Uncontrolled. (SIC)” Android has 72.4% of the market compared to Windows Phone’s 3%. With numbers like that, Android has to be doing something right. Putting aside the fact that Android has been in the game longer than Windows Phone (but not longer than Microsoft, or even smartphones from Microsoft), is Android really “wild” and “uncontrolled” and suffering from “app compatibility” and “malware” problems like Ballmer suggests? Yes and no.
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