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Can Google Fix Android’s Biggest Problem?

Google is not happy — or at least that’s what it sounds like when you read Bloomberg’s look into the company’s relationship with smartphone manufacturers. According to the report, Google is aggressively addressing Android’s biggest problem: fragmentation, or the fact that few of Android’s 1.4 billion users are using the latest version of the operating system. While Apple’s iOS enjoys healthy adoption rates whenever a new update for the software rolls out, it takes manufacturers a very long time to adopt Android’s newest features — if they ever add them at all. Read More >>

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One Way Android Fragmentation Isn’t as Bad as You Think

Making apps for Android can seem kind of messy because of the big scary F-word: fragmentation. It's part of why Tim Cook might call Android a "toxic hellstew" on stage. But the dirty little secret? It's really not that bad, at least when it comes to screen size. Read More >>

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The Prettiest Way to Find Out What iOS 7 Features Your iPhone Won’t Get

iOS 7 looks lovely, but it's not all about appearances; the new operating system is bringing some nice new features as well. But even if you get the upgrade, you might not get all the fun stuff that comes with it. Read More >>

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Just Look at How Much Worse Android Fragmentation Got Last Year

Android fragmentation has been a point of contention for many, many years. And the latest report from OpenSignal, the world's largest database of crowdsourced coverage information, suggests that it's only gotten worse over the last year. Read More >>

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Google: Android Developers — Stop Fragmenting the Damn System

Android fragmentation is apparently the bane of Google-sided developers everywhere. So many devices, so many OS variants, and nothing seems to run smoothly on everything. Google agrees, but it blames developers just as much as manufacturers. Read More >>

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When People Discuss Android Fragmentation, This Is What They Mean

You've probably read about Android market fragmentation and wondered just how big a deal it is. This visualisation spells out the problem quite clearly: there are almost 4,000 unique Android devices out there running a single app available on Play. That, right there, is fragmentation. Read More >>

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Millions of People Are Still Using Old Ugly Versions of Android for Some Reason

Here's something depressing and slightly horrifying: roughly 1.2 million people are using Android 1.5—a three year old operating system that looks like a Chinese bootleg of itself. How? Why? It gets worse. Read More >>

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Only 0.6-Percent of Android Devices Have Ice Cream Sandwich Installed

It's been two months since Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) launched and the adoption rate isn't as fast as previous versions, at just 0.6 per cent. Read More >>