Tag Archives: fragmentation

Android Device Fragmentation Displayed In Incredible Detail

Take a look at the image above and the charge compiled by Open Signal Maps. The company put together data taken from over 681,900 users of its app over the past six months, and saw it run on nearly four thousand different types of devices. Of course that number is actually far lower as custom ROMs are responsible thanks to their reporting of identities… Read more

Fragmentation Isn’t That Bad, Until You See It

Android is constantly accused of being a fragmented platform, but how bad is it? The image above is a fraction of Hong Kong developer Animoca’s 400+ arsenal of Android development devices. The developer has over 70 million downloads on Android under its belt, and it needs to be assured that everything will be compatible. That’s right, every single one of… Read more

Eric Schmidt believes Android isn’t fragmented

Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt stopped by CES yesterday, and gave a few words on Android’s fragmentation. He claimed that the OS isn’t fragmented, but “differentiated”. He further supports this by saying that fragmentation is when an app runs on one device but not the other, something he believes Android doesn’t have an issue with. He also goes on… Read more