Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th May 2012 21:17 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless An interesting study has been making the rounds across the web these past 24 hours. The creators of OpenSignalMaps have been logging which new devices download their product, and they've collected data on 681900 devices. The results are... Diverse.
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RE: "Fragmentation"
by moondevil on Thu 17th May 2012 07:35 UTC in reply to ""Fragmentation""
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Fragmentation has always been with us since the early days of computing.

On those days, where Assembly was the main language, application had to be recoded from zero for each single processor and OS.

Then with higher level languages each manufacturer had its own main language and OS, again the same issue.

Eventually the home market started, each micro computer also had its own way of doing things.

Then we have the variation across operating systems on the desktop world, and the embedded world where it is bigger than the desktop.

I haven't seen so much whining about fragmentation as nowadays, and I have to wonder how skilful these whiners are.

Edited 2012-05-17 07:35 UTC

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