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Not every problem with Android should be called "fragmentation"

0. phoneArena 22 Mar 2012, 16:40 posted on

Every single time we post an article about the next Android OS update, there is the inevitable calls about fragmentation, and how Google should fix its "fragmentation" problem, which people claim is exacerbated...

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posted on 25 Mar 2012, 10:18 1

115. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


" most end users don't know ICS from Eclair. It's only about 10-20% of Android users"

hahaha! this is really true! my gf wanted to get rid of her iPhone after playing around with the Xperia S and i told her to wait for the One X as i have experienced first hand the capability of it.. i told her that the One X is a quad-core device and already running ICS out of box, and guess what she said?
"hhmm, but i like this one because it has that Tag (the smart tag) and the shape is comfortable.. bigger than my iPhone.."

so yeah, most users don't give a crab about it.. the only real problem with the over-bombastically hyped "fragmentation" that i have ever faced is when i wanted to help a friend of mine installing whatsapp on her X10, which was still running Cupcake or Donut (can't remember, but definitely 1.X) and again, that's not really Google or SE's fault, but rather incompatibility problem of the app itself..

so it's more like incompatible than fragmented..

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 10:55 1

97. PhoneCritic (Posts: 712; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Great Artical Mike. I hope that both sides realized that al platforms suffer from Fragmentation. this is not just an Android thing but also an Ios issue as well. The point here is that Mr. Jobs did such a number on Apple customers that they belived what he was saying without questions. That is a no no. People needed to investigate for themselves. Never belive marketing not from Google not From Apple not from Microsoft etc... A company will always cast it's self in the best light and its competition in thee worst of light. Great read Mike very fair indeed.

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 13:30

123. c.hack (Posts: 613; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


What a suprise. Fandroids agreeing with each other.

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 13:32

99. paulyyd (Posts: 338; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


Still yawning...

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 14:37 1

102. hepresearch (unregistered)


That's alright... there's no shame in taking a nap once in a while. I'm also starting to get too old to be awake for the whole day, anyway.

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 11:09 1

119. vslayer (Posts: 34; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


that what is good with my 1st gen windows phone i must say that my phone is updated up to the latest which is droids dont have ;0

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 13:28

122. c.hack (Posts: 613; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


Droids go obsolete in about 3 months, with "support" for about 6 months - on a 2 year contract. They're a case of you don't get what you pay for.

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 13:32 2

124. remixfa (Posts: 14594; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


if you consider support as
"in a year, we are going to upgrade to iOS"x", but you will only get 80% of it, just to say you are on the same OS as the new phone. If you want ALL the features, you must buy a new phone model. Oh and we may purposely slow down your phone to force the upgrade".

then yea, iphones are well supported. lolz.

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 13:34 2

125. remixfa (Posts: 14594; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Also,
can you tell me all the apps that an android 2.2 device can not get that an android 2.3 device can? can you name 3? 2? Can you even tell me the major difference between 2.2 and 2.3? What benefits does ICS actually bring that the end user will notice?

dont spend too much time searching the internet for the answer.

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 14:02

128. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 219; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


I thought I was the only person who thought that. At least I'm not the only one

posted on 27 Mar 2012, 13:53

132. c.hack (Posts: 613; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


Like "in a month we are upgrading to Jellybean but 90% of phones won't even get ICS?"

Fact is iOS devices get upgrades and droids don't

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 14:00 1

126. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 219; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


Keep bashing apple .....

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 14:01

127. Habib (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


Again a very clear and objective article by Micheal!

I got my answers now :D!

and for those who are still in debate with the Fragmentation.

I think its more of this feeling " why dnt i get the newest thing quickly" and
other parties get angry bcuz they buy a new phone, they expect it to have the "NEWEST" of everything and when they notice tht its not the case they get
aggravated. And they find an excuse which is, by default in ANDROID, fragmentation!

I hate ignorance!

posted on 27 Mar 2012, 13:50

131. c.hack (Posts: 613; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


http://www.theverge.com/android/2012/3/27/2906130/temple-run-android-not-available-droid-razr-bionic

And more fragmentation. You can ignore it or whine that iOS has it too, but the fact is Android fragmentation is there and is a PITA

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