The data released by Google shows that while Jelly Bean now powers over half of all Android devices, KitKat has secured a small foothold. But fragmentation still presents a problem for developers.
Showing results 1 to 20 of 43
The data released by Google shows that Jelly Bean power more than half of all Android devices. But fragmentation still presents a big for developers.
The data released by Google shows that Jelly Bean power 48.6 percent of all Android devices. But fragmentation remains a big problem, and getting users onto the latest version continues to be an uphill struggle.
While it's good news for Google, with at least five different flavors of Android still in use, the problem of fragmentation isn't going to go away any time soon.
Google+ communities is good technology, but adds to the problem of too many digital locations and fragmentation of information
Sponsored by Sap
Fuhu Inc., the Los Angeles startup behind the $199 Nabi childrens' tablet with Google Nexus guts, is suing former partner Toys "R" Us, which plans to launch its own competing Tabeo tablet next month.
An iOS app developer argues Apple's App Store is superior than the Google Play store, and he's not the first to say so. Fragmentation aside, he argues that "closed" is better than "open" because piracy isn't a serious problem, and at the end of the day, most app developers need to make money.
Sponsored by Sap
At its I/O conference today, Google made a move to help solve the much-discussed fragmentation of the Android mobile OS.
Is Google to blame for the fragmentation of the Android OS and delayed updates, or does the blame lie with the OEMs and the mobile carriers?
Make the users care about updates, and the people standing in the way of those updates will sit up and pay attention to things.
Google Wallet starts to go big with a major retail partner: Gap, Inc.
In an attempt to address some of the fragmentation issues affecting its Android mobile platform, Google has made it possible for developers to distribute different versions of the same app for different devices.The rapid evolution of the operating system has meant some older Android phones and tablets have been unable to run some recent apps.
Who is to blame for the fragmentation of the Android operating system? Google? The OEMs?
Google is trying to put fragmentation behind it by unifying smartphone and tablet operating systems and guaranteeing future compatibility for some devices. But on balance, Google's efforts still come up short compared to Apple.
Future applications will increasingly be based on HTML5 whether for mobile devices or PC space, says Google CEO at Mobile World Congress, who also addresses Android fragmentation issue.
I'm not sure when Google, the carriers, or device manufacturers are going to get that ongoing platform fragmentation and lack of user control over their expensive devices is a serious problem.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs' tirade on Android its fragmentation and alleged faux openness highlights a big mobile war with Google. What remains to be seen is whether open systems, or modular if you will, win the war over the long haul.
NTP Inc. settled for $600 million plus in 2006 after a lawsuit against RIM and now they are bringing the fight to Apple, Microsoft, Google, HTC, Motorola, and LG Electronics. There may be some huge settlements coming soon so stay tuned.
How about the Google apps?On the one hand, everyone complains about fragmentation with multiple devices and multiple resolutions and not every phone getting Android updates; on the other Wired says device makers who do Android things that aren't phones aren't getting the OS love - they want the marketplace and updates and device certification and a framework for making sure apps can be compatible.
Google Android smartphones have only been around for 18 months, but already they're available with five different operating system versions. It's time to end the fragmentation.
The best of ZDNet, delivered
- 1 Perfectly legal ways you can still get Windows 7 cheap (or even free)
- 2 How much does an iPhone 6 really cost? (Hint: It's way more than $199)
- 3 31 ways to improve your iPhone's battery life
- 4 Seven privacy settings you should change immediately in iOS 8
- 5 Review: Tile Bluetooth tag (verdict: Great)