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TweetDeck Founder Jumps To Android's Defence

TweetDeck founder Ian Dodsworth has dismissed the recent attack on Android by Apple CEO Steve Jobs by saying that developing an application for Google's OS was not the nightmare Job's described it as.

During a conference call with analysts while announcing Apple's third quarter financial results, Steve Jobs had said that Android OS was too fragmented and that TweeDeck, in order to make an Android version of their application, had to deal with more than a "hundred different versions of Android software on 244 different handsets".

However, following Job's rant, Dodsworth tweeted that his company never said it was a problem developing for the Android platform.

“Did we at any point say it was a nightmare developing on Android? Errr nope, no we didn't. It wasn't,” the tweet read.

When TweetDeck had released the Android version of its application, it had also released some statics related to Android variations currently in the market. The statics revealed that a majority of people were running Android 2.2.