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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by waid0004 on Wed 2nd Jun 2010 02:17 UTC
waid0004
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2009-06-19

The cell phone providers see what is coming in the future: Commoditization - when a product becomes indistinguishable from others like it and consumers buy on price alone.

If most of the new phones run Android, and most of the new phones have almost identical hardware, how willing are customers there to pay the extra money for the extra features?

Letting Android fragment sells more phone hardware since Android is free.

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