During the conference call with analysts earlier this week, Apple CEO Steve Jobs spoke at length about the problems developers are having working with the android platform. To illustrate the point Jobs referred to TweetDeck.
Jobs said: "Twitter client [TweetDeck] recently launched their app for Android. They reported that they had to contend with more than a hundred different versions of Android software on 244 different handsets. The multiple hardware and software iterations present developers with a daunting challenge. Many Android apps work only on selected Android handsets, running selected Android versions. And this is for handsets that have been shipped less than 12 months ago! Compare this with iPhone, where there are two versions of the software, the current and the most recent predecessor, to test against."
Unfortunately for Jobs TweetDeck is now claiming that it said nothing of the sort.
TweetDeck CEO Iain Dodsworth wrote on Twitter: "Did we at any point say it was a nightmare developing no Android? Err nope, no we didn't. It wasn't," reports Engadget. Engadget has the chart showing the TweetDeck Beta usage chart that showcases Android diversity.
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