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Android's fragmentation and Microsoft's and RIM's battle for relevance

Apr 29, 2011, 22:14 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Savio Rodrigues)

"The survey gets interesting when developers cite their concerns with Android. Fragmentation -- the variations in Android devices themselves, the multiple OS versions in the market, and the multiple user interace overlays deployed -- is overwhelmingly the top issue.

"At the bottom of developers' Android concerns are feature/function comparisons versus Apple's iOS (the very comparisons that the hardware makers, ironically, try to push) and the ability to make more money from Apple's ecosystem.

"The survey also points out that developers are very interested in developing for Android tablets but not for the actual Android tablets on the market."

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