Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jun 2012 20:27 UTC
Google So yeah, Google totally just won the conference showdown by easily beating both Apple and Microsoft. Not only did Google announce Android 4.1 with some really cool new features, a cheap but non-crippled tablet, and a new Android device called the Nexus Q, but they also opened up pre-orders for Google Glass. So yeah.
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How about starting with this
by Tony Swash on Wed 27th Jun 2012 23:41 UTC
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So yeah, Google totally just won the conference showdown by easily beating both Apple and Microsoft. Not only did Google announce Android 4.1 with some really cool new features, a cheap but non-crippled tablet, and a new Android device called the Nexus Q, but they also opened up pre-orders for Google Glass. So yeah.
I honestly have no idea where to start.



How about starting with dealing with an operating system model that means that only 7% of Android devices runs Android 4 and 90% run 2.3.7 or earlier. Given those figures gushing reviews of 4.1 seem - well - theoretical given that it's probable that it's going to be years before even a sizeable minority of Android users actually run it. I am not knocking 4.1 but it seems to me that the absurd rate of OS adoption in the Android ecosystem is the elephant in the room. Until that is addressed then new versions of the OS seem superfluous.

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