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KitKat powering 1.4 percent of Android devices

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.

January 13, 2014

iOS app developer: Android is designed for piracy

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.

July 25, 2012 by

Google allows multiple versions of Android apps

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.

July 25, 2011 by

Do you need the Android marketplace to be a 'proper' Android device?

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.

March 30, 2010 by

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