Android vs Windows

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How do the availability and diversity of applications differ between Android and Windows?
Which platform offers a broader range of apps, and which caters better to specific industries or niche markets?

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joeldf

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Quite literally an apples and oranges kind of thing here.

Sure, there is some overlap. Mostly as the big social apps made for Android are also available on Windows through a browser.

But I can't work on my BIM projects in Revit and AutoCAD on my phone running Android, and I'm not going to find a few thousand malware infected flashlight/torch apps for my Windows PC.
 

SpookDroid

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Pretty sure you've already picked up on it from the tone of the replies, but that's like asking if a scooter is better than a mini van for transporting a family of 4.5 and can tow a boulder. Different markets, different capabilities.

Android is a mobile OS and while processors for mobile devices have come a long way, so have PC ones, so the capabilities of a computer OS like Windows, leverages this and has way more flexibility when it comes to software. Most mobile apps are stripped-down versions of popular programs, and heavy-processing tools like 3D rendering, complex computation, etc. will be relegated to a capable PC OS.
 

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