06/10/2011, 09:49 PM
Originally Posted by tomit12
Let me answer your questions as best I can. If you decide to develop for Android instead of webOS, remember that, unless you have a distinctly unique and capable app that really stands out, you will get lost amongst the 100K+ apps in the Android app catalog. Developing for webOS gives you the best shot at making an app that gets noticed and your odds of hitting a big pay day are going to be a little better. It really depends on just how good and desirable your app is. If it's so great that everyone wants it, I would try to get it on both Android and iOS. Otherwise, you have a potential to make a mark with webOS that you will not have on the other two platforms. It all comes down to whether or not you think HP will be able to sell a lot of phones and tablets in the end. I think they will just because of their exposure and retail channel access. Shear volume, big displays at Walmart and Best Buy, and the HP name will go a long way to possibly breaking through the barrier (they don't have the Windows Mobile negative legacy that Win 7 has).
As to the specs of the Pre 3...it's going to be the fastest single core phone out there. All of these dual and quad core phones aren't going to be faster. Why? The operating systems and the apps aren't multi-core by nature. The overwhelming majority of apps won't be impacted by multi-core for another year. The single core 1GHz Pre 2 is already pretty much fast enough for most apps that will run on it for the next year to 18 months. The Pre 3's CPU is faster in raw clock, IPC, and GPU. And if you try to develop an app that only targets the high end GPU's, like the Tegra, then you will be greatly limiting the audience of your app. Most will continue to target GPU's in the class of the Pre 3 or slightly less.
Let's be brutally honest here, from a tech specs point of view, every phone released this year, by everyone, will be outdated in months. People need to stop worrying about whether or not their phone has every latest feature and is the fastest on the market. They need to start focusing on how the phone works in their daily lives to do the things they need and want. It's tough, being a real tech head, to live by this thinking, but I have managed to do it the last few years and saved a boat load of cash that I used to just pi** away on the latest and greatest video card and CPU.