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Android phones developer slams iPhone

Android phones developer slams iPhone

Google Android engineer Tim Bray has only just taken a position with the search giant, but has already made the headlines by making statements relating to the problems with Apple's app regulation.

Mr Bray's stinging criticism of the Cupertino-based giant surfaced in a blog, in which his harshest remarks were reserved for the iPhone.

He stated: "A sterile Disney-fied walled garden surrounded by sharp-toothed lawyers.

"The people who create the apps serve at the landlord's pleasure and fear his anger."

Mr Bray's opinions are not unique, as a recent rant from the Electronic Frontier Foundation took a similar tone, painting Apple as "a jealous and arbitrary feudal lord."

Mr Bray is a former software director at Sun, but he left in February and took up a post at Google, apparently as part of a plan to taint the name of Apple and support Android for smartphone superiority.

Mr Bray was not entirely partisan in his recent outburst, turning his critical eye upon Google itself and saying that it is "now too big to be purely good or, in fact, purely anything".

This was a direct comment on Google's "Don't Be Evil" motto, which has been subject to some derision from Apple's CEO Steve Jobs.

The most important fact to come out of Mr Bray's blog post is the sales figures of the iPhone versus Android-based mobiles.

Apple is currently moving 90,000 iPhones daily, but with 60,000 Android smartphones flying from shelves in the same time period, the race is becoming closer.

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