Fragmentation on the Android Platform @ t-break
Here’s another form the news box for you. T-Break has posted an article or maybe I should call it an editorial from fragmentation on Android that makes some very good points. The main one I agree with is that companies get the new updates and then sit on them for months not giving them to their users. ICS has been out for a while now and we’re finally seeing them hit handsets. These phone and tablet makers have known about and I’m sure they’ve had the code for it for a long time but yet, for whatever reason, they don’t give it to us. Not mentioned in the article, but I think a major part of the problem is the carriers themselves really, they want custom stuff on their phones so it delays the release of the updates. Personally I don’t want all of that crap on my phone. Oh well, when you get a minute head on over to the link and take a read…
Fragmentation on Android is certainly debatable. Apple loves to pull a punch or two in their fight against Google’s mobile OS and fragmentation always comes up. But what exactly is fragmentation and does it really effect Android users? I think it does. Let me explain.
I would rather see the platform progress, rather than be held back by older devices. I expect more features maybe not yet available due to hardware requirements. Thus, you have devices left behind.
Also, I expect that each device model is different, and maybe code needs to be customized.
I also expect each carrier is different and also needs to be “Customized”
And of course there is the whole validation process to go through.
So who does best and consistantly gets out the updates the fastest, or has shown the most improvement? Could help decide which platform to buy into for 2+ years.