I’ll be honest… I was very very pro-Android when it first came out. I liked the fact that it was open source as compared to Apple‘s proprietary iOS, that the SDK was easy, that the Google Play Store was more of an open playground than the walled garden of the App Store. It was cooler to be a Droid user than an Apple fanboy. Droid was young, rebellious, and free as compared to the old, costly, and compliant iOS.
Then I joined the iCult in not just my mobile preference, but pretty much all my computing. I realized that in order to be as productive as I can, I need tools that will actually work and that was (and to a degree still is) an issue with Android.
But the rebellious spirit of Droid lives on! Most recently with a special pictograph in Google Maps…
Although it has since been removed, the Android Logo relieving itself on the Apple Logo has to give you a chuckle. I found it pretty funny, and of course I found it interesting that the logo was found and spread on the same day that the Apple Watch was available. I don’t think it, or the day it was found, was as accidental as it has been made out to be.
Being open definitely has its benefits, but it also often leaves you at the mercy of others who’s intentions may not be as benevolent.