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Surface Sales and Java Adware

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Surface Sales and Java Adware

Both TechCrunch & Engaget report that surface sold well during the last quarter when contrasting it’s sales of 926M to 4.9B iPad sales.

But the number is a bit misleading as the surface is really comparable to the iPad pro line in terms of pricing/target market and I would guess the sales are very close and might have exceeded those of the Apple device.

This is important since both devices target the very lucrative enterprise/professional user market and both require touch friendly apps. Both are hard to reach for Java developers and as such Codename One is the only solution that can properly natively address both…​

This is fact is further highlighted by the recent news that Oracle is now bundling adware into the JRE distribution making Java even less viable on the desktop.

While Windows Mobile might never catch up to iOS or Android surface might bring a fresh set of users who were stuck in the past up until now.

An influx of users looking for apps to install is a very profitable place to be in…​

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Posted by Shai Almog

Shai is the co-founder of Codename One. He's been a professional programmer for over 25 years. During that time he has worked with dozens of companies including Sun Microsystems.
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