android fragmented

Before we get into dissecting a recent report from the Open Signal Maps database, here is what you need to know about the originators of this report: the Open Signal Maps database is an open... (duh!) project that has assumed the task of creating coverage maps of 2G, 3G and 4G coverage, as well as Wi-Fi access points throughout the world. For now, such maps are only available only for the US...

android fragmentation boogie monster

Android fragmentation is a huge problem. Or at least, that’s what we all think after listening to technology experts, web developers, game developers, and simple technology geeks, all talking... about fragmentation as if were a nuclear war or a shattering earthquake.

Pretty much every discussion and debate regarding Android’s strong and weak points right now starts with what most people...

google-android-1

Android is quickly becoming one of the most popular operating systems around and this is mostly because of its open nature. However, not all is as it seems. Many open-source advocates have criticized... Google for keeping the operating system one of the most “closed” open platforms ever. Before you get confused, Google’s Chris DiBona says that’s all nonsense, pointing out the o...

Honeycomb-and-Gingerbread-together

Google is preparing to showcase the next generation of Android, dubbed Honeycomb.

Not content with merely releasing the Android 3.0 SDK, Google’s invited a smattering of press to its Mountain... View campus on Feb. 2 for a closer look at Honeycomb. Thankfully, for those interested, the entire event is going to be streamed at YouTube.com/android.

Although numerous Android tablets exist al...

Android fragmentation dwindling

The official Android Developers website has recently released an updated metrics report on the currect distribution of the Android platform.

... Android 1.5 3 12.0% Android 1.6 4 17.5% Android 2.1 7 41.7% Android 2.2 8 28.7%

This means that Android 2.x versions account for over 70% of the Android distribution. If you head on over to the Android De...

Android 2.0+

Over at the Android developers blog, Google have released the statistics of Android version usage. The data were collcted over a two week period ending on... June 16, 2010. The figures reveal that 50.4% of Android devices run Android 2.0 or greater. If we consider Eclair to comprise Android 2.0, 2.0.1 and 2.1, then we can certainly conclude that the Androi...

Google Android development

According to Google’s open source and compatibility program manager for Android, Dan Morrill , the ‘fragmentation’ that people... talk about with Android is just a ‘bogeyman, a red herring’. In a rather long blog post, one of the key points that Dan Morrill makes is that ‘fragmentation’ has different meanings...

Android OS Fragmentation

We recently published an article that detailed how Google plan to stop the massive variability found between what version of their Android OS... people run. In our previous post, it was made evident that there are a number of different of Android versions out there, and most people are not running anything like the latest one. This most recen...