Why Apple should develop Android apps

Posted: May 11, 2013 by Areeb Fazli in Android

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Back in March, I read a story by The Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg called “How Apple Gets All the Good Apps.” It was mostly about why Apple’s rivals — Google, Microsoft, and others — have brought their apps to the iOS platform while Apple didn’t reciprocate the gesture.

Mossberg described the situation as obviously lopsided in Apple’s favor and that it “stemmed from the different business models of the big rivals.” Apple, after all, makes the “vast majority” of its money through hardware sales while Google, Microsoft, and Amazon, he said, are primarily software and services companies, even if those companies also make some hardware products. Apple, with over 500 million iOS devices sold, was too big for rivals to ignore.

All that’s very true. However, nothing was mentioned about whether, in the long run, it might be a bad idea for Apple to keep…

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