No more The Next Web on Android!  Didn't even know there was an app!
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The tech website has decided to dump Android.  This is very sad to hear.  To be honest I didn't even know of the +Android app for +The Next Web until today so that's not a great sign to start with.  Their comment that us Android users are not active then is because the site needs to market it has an Android mag in the first place.  I'm no expert but I'm pretty sure that's how it works, right?

I read the website regularly but have slowly gone off them as they are slowly but surely turning into +Mashable and writing link-bait headlines.  I don't really have time for this and just want the facts.  I also don't like that fact that their links are to tags on their site rather than to the external sites (though +Android Central is doing the same now and that's really frustrating as they are one of my favourite sites, full stop).  Again, I don't really have time for c**p that like.

Their comment that they have to redo the movies and music from iTunes for Google is a joke.  Of course you have to redo these, you're writing on a different format.  Gosh!  Do we think if they produced for the Android first that they would start complaining they have to redo the movies and music for iOS?  I don't think so.

I think their decision to stop making an Android mag is wrong - of course it's their decicion - and I think I'll look elsewhere for me tech news.  Why do all this tech news sites go bad like this? :-(

There is a lot of reaction from the techies, I really wish I could reshare the comments from +Colby Brown, but have a read from this link:
https://plus.google.com/113455290791279442483/posts/TUG9o2C54Tu

Also, +Douglas Fils's comment (second from the top) is just brilliant and sums up the whole situation perfectly for me.

What do you think?  Should they stop the Android app?  Should a site calling themselves the "next web" concentrate soley on Apple?  Did you even know TNW even had an app for the +Google OS?

Blog post
http://www.koltregaskes.com/2012/12/no-more-next-web-on-android-didnt-even.html
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