Fragmentation!? Google


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  1. phandroid

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    Google has no doubt been trying to downplay the use of the word ‘fragmentation’ to describe the state of its mobile OS, but they can’t really seem to tack down any hard evidence that suggests Android is in fact not fragmented. On the Android Developer Blog, Googler Dan Morrill, Open Source & Compatibility Program Manager, [...]

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    Kind of like BP saying the oil isn't leaking. It is also an issue that I think prevents more widespread adoption on Linux.
     
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    The issue of how many old phones have the old OS’ is being dealt with thought. That chart in your article is from 2 weeks ago. They just released new statistics today and you can see a rapid change.
    Platform Versions | Android Developers
    Android 2.1 has 45%, up 8% from 2 weeks ago.
    1.6 has 27%, down 1% from 2 weeks ago.
    1.5 has 28%, down 6% from 2 weeks ago.
    I’m guessing we will continue to see more improvement like this, although we will also see some devices switching from Android 2.1 to 2.2.
     

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