Apple's latest operating system has stalled, reaching just 1 percentage point in growth since its release in late September. A sign of fragmentation to come?
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Google's Android One makes sense in emerging markets, but some of the ideas in it would be popular with many Android users across the globe.
The proliferation of social networking silos, the growth of proprietary social media technologies, and fragmentation of digital conversation must be addressed. Here's one way we can do it and you're invited to contribute.
One of Android's besetting sins is fragmentation, creating an uncertain market and confused users. At least, that's the argument: as history demonstrates, the truth is rather different
There's a bigger problem facing Android, and one that has an even greater negative effect on developers than operating system fragmentation: device fragmentation.
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's Tim Bray said the Nexus One will look like a toy in two years, added that fragmentation of Android wasn't a big concern among developers and the mobile operating system is making its way to the enterprise.
perspective If there is one problem the open source community has suffered repeatedly over the past two decades, it's fragmentation. Google is about to make it worse.
One Oracle exec said there should be only one Linux distribution -- Red Hat -- and claimed there will be no fragmentation of that code base.In an interview with the Linux Foundation recently, Oracle’s chief corporate architect said Oracle Unbreakable Linux is not a product but a support program and he believes that there ought to be only one Linux distribution -- his rival's code base.
"Microsoft's current most prevalent problem is the fragmentation of it operating systems. With two different main code bases (also two different main driver APIs) it is unthinkable to have one big open source OS," says ZDNet News reader Oliver Drobnik.
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