This article from wired.com points out a recent business decision and its side-effects, both for the players - Google and Apple - and for the rest of us.
There is a lot to be said for having as many platforms to share your ad content with as possible. In fact, if revenue from ads is your main business model, then you can't not be on as many devices as possible.
The thing is, when you make your most killer apps on your competitors hardware you up the ante for your developers and users alike.
As a user and consumer I am glad to have choice, and happy that the pressure and heat of competition sometimes produces gems.
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