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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Developing for a moving target
by bousozoku on Wed 2nd Jun 2010 06:51 UTC
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2006-01-23

How do you really develop applications using a moving target? How do you do it for several moving targets?

Remembering how lean Java was in the early days, I can't help but wonder how you should develop one application for all versions of Android. Maybe, obviously, they still have to add features and they will likely radically change things along the way.

Sure, it's not bad for the end user, but the developer always has more to enjoy with multiple versions. Stay? Go? Multiple projects for each operating system version?

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