When I bought an Android phone, a Samsung, I knew full well that I would not be able to access the range of applications that were available to Iphone users. For the less knowledgeable, Android is just an operating system for phones, like a Windows operating system or an Apple operating system for computers. The Iphone made by Apple has its own operating system and the other serious contender used by other phone manufacturers is Android.
I am quite happy with the apps available to me. I have filled two screens with apps that I have used once or twice and never used again. Seriously, there are some very useful apps and I use them all the time.
What I did not expect, especially how the number of Android users has grown over the past year, was to be ignored by major media organisations. So far as I know, I can't get a radio app for ABC Radio. I can have a news app, but not one that I can listen to radio stations with. No matter, someone has developed one that I can listen to pretty well any digital radio broadcast in the world. I stand to be corrected, but as far as I can see the ABC does not have a radio app for Android.
Ditto Joy Melbourne radio. Iphone only.
The Age? Yep, Iphone only.
This amused me when I was hunting around on ABC's tech novice site. I clicked a link and here is where I went.
This is not a beta versus vhs battle, may the second best win, and it did. Iphone may well be favoured by most people, at the moment, but it would be a foolish media organisation that ignored the 'other'.