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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RE: Why?
by Praxis on Wed 2nd Jun 2010 01:05 UTC in reply to "Why?"
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I didn't say that fragmentation wasn't a problem, quite the opposite. But I really doubt that the handset manufacturers were willing to cede enough control of the os on their phones to google for google to eliminate the fragmentation issue. Look at what the handset makers are saying about Android right now, "we want more differentiation for the software on our phones" so they slap all kinds of skins on top of it. If you think they would willing hand over all control of the os running on their phones you are mistaken.

Google does need to do a better job working around the handset makers for sure though.

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