Of Android and the Fear of Fragmentation
Mar 06, 2010, 20:03 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Glyn Moody takes a look at the state of Android, at
the worries that the platform is fragmenting and why it isn't a bad
"Many were sceptical when Google announced that it was launching
another mobile platform. After all, some said, there are already
multiple offerings out there, and Google had precisely no track
record in this sector: surely it was heading for a fall? The launch
of the first Android phone, the G1, seemed to confirm these doubts.
Although capable enough, it was clearly not going to carry Android
through into the mainstream.
"How things can change in a year. The Mobile World Congress,
which has just finished in Barcelona, turned into an Android orgy.
Here's a typical report:"