Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:34 pm Post
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Amcmo wrote:While I have no doubt a great number of people will look forward to Scrivener on Android. I do have to take issue with a number of points..
Firstly, Android apps that work on those Chrome devices that support them currently not all but eventually perhaps, from my own testing are a mixed bag. They are optimized for Android and are somewhat of a kludge on Chrome,, reminiscent of the old iOS 2x for phone apps to look a little better on the iPad screen.
Chrome and Android are demonstrably less secure that Mac - I won’t argue the case on Win. PROVIDED you only download apps from Google there is less risk, however Google too often ends up pulling apps after malware has done it’s damage only to have the same malware appear within a day or two with a different app name.
When attempting any complex task I would also dispute the ‘faster’ than MacOS claim.
Yes Chrome is enjoying significant sales in education though limited spec devices given away at close to cost. The proof will be in how many of those are used for meaningful purpose in a couple of years.
The other reality is Developers typically find they enjoy greater income in the iOS platform, and tend to follow the money.
I’m sure Keith and team will bring an amazing Android app to market after Win 3, however, based on feedback from developers I know covering both mobile platforms, I doubt it will be the holy grail, just another hopefully profitable channel.
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:31 am Post
dontbajerme wrote: I should state my sources as well as my bias stem from my job experience; I'm a Google Sales Manager.
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:01 am Post
dontbajerme wrote:while I can't speak directly to Android being demonstrably less secure than Mac, I'm certain that Chrome OS is. Chrome OS has virus protection built in, so even if there is an app with malware, it won't affect the Chrome OS system. Sandboxing and verified boot should prevent this.
dontbajerme wrote:As for Chrome OS being faster than a Mac, any task that can be done on a Chromebook tends to run faster than its Mac or PC counterparts.
dontbajerme wrote:but a feature filled text editor such as Scrivener would not fall under the category of complex.
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