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Infographic: How big an issue is Android fragmentation?

And who is running which version

Infographic: How big an issue is Android fragmentation?
Being an Android developer isn't easy, with thousands of devices to cater for.

Android users aren't just spread across a physical divide, though - the software they run fragments the market just as much as the hardware.

But, how bad is the divide, and is it getting any better?

This week we look at how the different Android flavours stack up, what features the average Android user might be missing, and what lies ahead for one of mobile's biggest names.




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Keith Andrew
From a developer's perspective, though, the reasoning behind the differences between iOS and Android hardly matter: fragmentation is an issue, and this makes the case for both platforms.
jon jordan
Comparing Android Is fragmentation with iOS is the wrong comparison. One vendor owns its ecosystem, the other OS is designed to be open and run by multiple vendors i.e. designed to be 'fragmented'. You either deal with Android, or get out the kitchen.
Ryan Carson
Being an android developer isn't easy. Unless you're using a lovely program to create games in like Unity :)