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What is fragmentation and how does it affect me?

Many of you may have read the report by OpenSignal that came out this past August. In it OpenSignal gives a frightening view on just how fragmented the Android ecosystem

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The change in Android landscape

Looking at where Android and smartphones have come from and where they are going. What was important then what is important today?

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Qualcomm reportedly working on a chip with multiple LTE bands and carrier networks

In a recent filing at the FCC, it seems Qualcomm has been busy lately working on a new radio chipset. According to the FCC, it looks like we could be

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Android 4.0 getting close to 5% share of platform

Android’s biggest problem continues to be fragmentation. Particularly when you have a huge UI change, like in Android 4.0 ICS, it’s important to get as many devices as you can

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Google and the OHA Are Working to Extend Device Life and Speed the Update Process…Fragmentation Gone?

Here is something worth getting excited about! Google announced at I/0 today that they are formulating new guidelines for industry leaders, including members of the Open Handset Alliance, that will help regulate timeframes for devices getting OS updates.

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Andy Rubin Clears the Air About Android Rumors

Android head Andy Rubin took to the Android Developers Blog to clear the air about rumors that have been circulating recently: that Google is imposing new rules to reduce fragmentation,

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CEO of TweetDeck has a Few Words for Steve Jobs

Ah Steve. When will you learn? Recently, the CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, made some comments about fragmentation on the Android platform. Jobs stated that: Twitter client TwitterDeck recently launched

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Nearly Two Thirds of Android Users on 2.1 or Above

The now familiar Platform Version Chart has been updated at the Android Developers site, and for the period ending August 2, it shows nearly 2/3 of users on 2.1 or

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Android Team Updates Platform Versions, Adds Historical Data

The official Android Developers Dashboard has been updated today with new data as well as historical information to aid developers.  Not only do we get to see how each platform

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Big in Japan Understands “Legacy”, Releases ShopSavvy Classic

This is exactly what legacy is meant to be.  Big in Japan, makers of the ever-awesome Shop Savvy application for Android, have released a “Classic” version of their app.  This

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New Android Fragmentation/Legacy Chart Shows 50% Running 2.1

Our favorite pie chart has made another appearance over at Google’s Android Developer site. As you can see, 50% of Android devices are now running 2.1, up from the last projection

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Opinion: What Should Become of Google’s Phone Site?

Last week, Google openly admitted to the world that it had failed in its online phone store experiment. I won’t lie… It takes real guts to tell the entire world

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Android Fragmentation Dwindling

The device dashboard over at the official Android Developers site has been updated after months of inactivity.  With the Motorola Droid recently getting bumped up to Android 2.1 over the

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Froyo and Gingerbread Aim to End Android Platform Fragmentation

Engadget is reporting today that the Google is looking to tackle the growing problem of Android fragmentation head on with the next two installments of Android: Froyo and Gingerbread. You know, the kind

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Official User Data for Android Developers Helps Cut Through Fragmentation

In an effort to battle fragmentation on the platform, the Android Development team took to the official blog today to announce the availability of a new device dashboard.

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