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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Comment by JokeyRhyme
by JokeyRhyme on Wed 2nd Jun 2010 00:21 UTC
JokeyRhyme
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2010-05-28

It should become mandatory to release full source for all drivers and related firmware. Perhaps not while the device is still getting decent support from the manufacturer (although is any manufacturer living up to our expectations here?) but most definitely when the device reaches it's end-of-life. I'm appalled by Samsung in this regard for breaking their promise about Behold upgrades, and will not buy a Samsung Android phone because of this.

The community has shown tremendous enthusiasm for this platform, and it's frustrating to see it mishandled by Google and manufacturers. The community should not be hindered in their efforts to support devices, they should be empowered.

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RE: Comment by JokeyRhyme
by Dryhte on Wed 2nd Jun 2010 07:22 in reply to "Comment by JokeyRhyme"
Dryhte Member since:
2008-02-05

yeah... especially since Samsung seems to EOL its phones after they're about 6 months old (see I7500 Galaxy updates)

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