Webopedia Term of the Day: Android fragmentation
Jan 04, 2011, 12:11 (6 Talkback[s])
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"The concern that a proliferation of diverging variants of the
Android platform will result in the inability of some devices to
properly run apps written with the Android SDK. With a large number
of custom versions of the Android platform emerging, the concern is
that interoperability will be weakened as a result of the potential
for applications built specifically for one variant or device not
being able to work with others.
"Google has created an Android compatibility program to help
quell fears of Android fragmentation and has also deemed the idea
of Android fragmentation a 'bogeyman' in a recent blog, but
concerns about device-specific apps leading to interoperability
issues persist nonetheless."