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After our last show, longtime listener Chris emailed in to tell us why he parted ways with his Android tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, in relation to our discussion on app buying.
He mentioned two reasons:
1) a lack of prepaid Android cards like the iTunes card, meaning you have to give several different companies your credit card number.
2) Many Android apps wouldn’t work on the tablet. (He ended up switching to Apple)
I think Google may be slow to act on a prepaid Android card since they don’t have paid apps themselves…still, the success of the Android ecosystem is partly their responsibility, and it’s certainly in their best interest.
What are your thoughts? Has the fragmentation on Android and the security issues with purchasing apps discouraged you from downloading certain programs? Or forced you to go to a different platform?