That's a lot of devices for sure. Now I know why developers say that it's hard to develop apps for Android devices.
iOS vs. Fragmented Android
Lot’s of talk lately about “Fragmented Android” so I wanted to show what “Fragmented Android” is from *just* a hardware side.
The kind folks a Animoca a cross-platform app publisher of entertainment products for Android smartphones and tablets. Posted a photo last week showing the number of Android devices they use to test app’s to ensure the best experience for all.
As you can see thats a lot of testing and a lot of cost.
This is what you need for iOS testing.
Yeah. This is why I develop for iOS and then think about Android, not to mention the OS version issues.
I don't have much knowledge about app development, but isn't Android supposed to be an open source platform? If somebody discovers a flaw in an Android app, he/she can make changes or tweaks and re-release it, right?
This is what I think is the biggest plus point of iOS - uniformity and standardization through and through. There will never be any complaints like 'incompatible with my phone' or 'lag on my phone'.