Fragmentation is slowly evaporating for Android
source: Android Developers via Android Guys
1. Jyakotu (Posts: 824; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
That was one of the many reasons that I did not adopt to Android and have lost interest, it was because newer devices was sporting outdated software. It makes no sense that the hardware can handle the latest Android version, but ships with an outdated version. I never understood this.
3. sleepyjohnny (Posts: 151; Member since: 16 Dec 2009)
even if it SHIPS with an outdated version, there're reasons. like the reason why sense uses 1.5 or 1.6 is because its almost another OS on its own. When the droid came out, 2.1 wasn't released yet. And most of them let you manually put the latest software on it if the hardware can handle it.
2. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)
Once word of the supersonic dropped I knew that the hero wouldn't be seeing 2.1 until Sprint officially launched the evo... simply to drive up demand for the new device... now seeing that small mention of q3 for hero kinda cemented my point of view. But Damn I hope I'm wrong... and we get it early.