Is Android Fragmentation an Issue?

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Smartphone owners eagerly awaiting an update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread are still waiting with little information regarding when the upgrade will be available through their respective carriers. While this may cause the Android fragmentation issue to rear its head yet again, the majority of Android phone owners are using Froyo.


However, more than 35 percent of owners are still using an older version either by their own volition or because they're stuck with it, says TG Daily. Samsung has allegedly been blocking mobile carriers from releasing over-the-air updates to Android 2.2 because it wants consumers to purchase new phones.


Preston Galla at Computerworld says it matters little that only 0.4 percent of Android owners are using Gingerbread. While the lack of urgency with updates frustrates some, himself included, Gralla notes that fragmentation means little to most customers who are happy with the version of Android they are presently using. Wayne Rash, over at CTO Edge thinks IT admins may disagree.

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Jan 25, 2011 12:51 PM Dominik Dominik  says:

Do you have a link showing that the majority of Android users are usign Froyo?


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