Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Jun 2010 22:42 UTC
Google Fragmentation. You'll often hear people say this is a major problem with Google's Android platform; there are many devices running multiple different versions of the mobile operating system, leading to fragmentation. Dan Morrill, Android's open source and compatibility program manager, addresses this issue in a blog post, and details what Google is doing to fight it. The gist: it's a non-issue - according to Google, that is.
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Why?
by nt_jerkface on Wed 2nd Jun 2010 00:33 UTC in reply to "Necessary evil "
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They could have designed the OS to auto-update.

They could have specified multiple hardware classes for developer to target.

They have options, fragmentation was never necessary.

And by fragmentation I mean fragmented as in not a single platform. What a lame defense Morrill gave, as if fragmentation is a completely subjective issue. The fragmentation problems that android developers have had are clearly stated in the android forums. Or you can just read some recent headlines to see the problem.

New Twitter Client Highlights Android's Fragmentation
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2363326,00.asp

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