Interesting Article on "fragmentation" and how to beat it

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by jamojamo, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. jamojamo macrumors 6502

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    I know there was another thread on fragmentation but that devolved into the typical morass.

    I saw this and thought it was very interesting and puts into perspective the direction they are heading.

    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/09/balky-carriers-and-slow-oems-step-aside-google-is-defragging-android/

    Viewing the chart at the end - and I don't pretend to know the techie side of this - seems to me not much of what Google values most highly (revenue stream generators) is left solely in the Android OS part.
     
  2. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    It's a great strategy for Google, and it seems to be working well for them, but it's such a workaround and the real issue still remains for developers. Fragmentation of hardware and software versions is probably the biggest scourge of Android development by third-parties, and though Google found a way to bypass it, app creators aren't so fortunate.
     

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