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Facebook developer slams Android phones

Facebook developer slams Android phones

Google's Android platform has come under fire from the developer of mobile Facebook applications.

App developer Joe Hewitt made his feelings known about the platform on Twitter, reserving most of his ire for perceived design flaws.

He Tweeted: "The more I work with Android the more it reminds me of Windows… as in, it's really flexible, agnostic and developer-friendly, but also really sloppily designed."

Mr Hewitt went to explain that he was definitely in favour of the open source nature of Android and the accommodating stance of Google and commented that Apple's methods of app selection and censorship were too dictatorial.

"Android tools are horrendous, OS is hideous, but the absence of big brother telling me what to do gives it a slight edge," he said.

The Android OS' welcoming approach towards developers is widely regarded as one of the key reasons for exponential growth of the Android Market in the last six months.

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