"Why the vast majority of Android customers don’t seem willing to spend money on apps is anyone’s guess"
Has anyone noticed that there's only so much "apps" a person would want to buy or use? Does everyone really have the money or free time to "play" with apps?
I sure as heck don't!
"If you like Android, you buy an Android device. You either don’t buy many apps, or at best you buy the apps you can, and recognize that the majority of the world’s most exciting mobile development is happening across the aisle. That’s your right."
Yes, not everyone buys many apps because... there's really NO NEED to.
Many of the apps that people use are game-centric. Many of us DON'T NEED to play games on our devices. How many apps on "food" or "lifestyle" does a person need? Do you REALLY have NO life or have lots of money or both?
Android OS is a relatively new OS and is still developing and a work in progress just like how all OS systems started, just... like... the ... Mac OS... in the beginning!
This is MacWorld so obviously there's a bias Towards Apple products.
Do the readers a favor, Mr. Friedman, and keep your articles more neutral instead of baiting readers to respond! Just because we read articles on Macs does NOT mean everyone loves Apple products, but use them.
The age difference between these os's is small. Although I understand your irritation, you shouldn't mention the age difference as being significant when it is not. On top of that, specify the actual age difference like a previous poster did, specific and factual. Personally, I don't buy the spreading trend of thinking Android is for tinkerers/geeks while IOS is for straight up consumers with money to blow. Just ANOTHER line in the argument sand IMO.
As far as Macworld showing an inclination towards Apple products, are you surprised at this?
You're not a newbie in these forums so my guess would be no.
Opinion pieces like this are going to have a little bias in them, I mean, head on over to publications that are biased towards Android. To me, they're worse. All you have to do is read the Macalope articles, he/she points out tons of bias every week. The little bit of bias from Macworld writers is negligible in my opinion. Bias from posters will vary.