Google Targets Android Fragmentation With Updated Terms For Sdk
Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:27 AM
The problem is not actions, but inactions--the reluctance/refusal of handset makers to update their phones, in order to force users to buy new phones to get a new OS.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:40 AM
You're confusing 2 very different issues. Updating a phone to the latest and greatest version of an OS is purely the choice of the carrier/OEM. And it's something that Google really needn't worry about. They've said it time and time again that unless you're using a Nexus device, you're not using an Android device, you're using an Android based device. It's a subtle difference that has significant ramifications. The new terms of the SDK are specifically aimed at preventing someone from forking Android into their own OS.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:59 AM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:34 PM
And to the user that means... nothing.