Epic vice president Jay Wilbur has said that “anything in the Apple world is perfect,” while noting that “hardware fragmentation” in the Android space is a “really big issue”.
Speaking to The Slowdown, Wilbur demonstrated a build of the Epic Citadel tech demo running on a Galaxy S demo, and said that, “It’s on iOS first, and then once the iOS version is released then we’ll start considering Android.”
He added: “We’ve done some development on Android. That’s Epic Citadel running on Android … It runs really well and really fast. One of the problems with the Android marketplace is hardware fragmentation, that’s a really big issue. The other thing is marketplace fragmentation, there are so many different appstores out there.”
Wilbur contrasted Android’s openness with Apple’s single-source approach.
“Apple has very tight control. So anything in the Apple world is perfect. It’s just perfect. We like that, we like that a lot. We know that it’s just gonna work. Sometimes that’s not always the case in the Android marketplace,” he added.