"Speculations are rife that Google has finally decided
to put an end to fragmentation in the Android OS. Will we really
start seeing an overwhelming majority of Android smartphones
running the same version?
"Android is looking good, no doubt about it. What has started as
a Linux-based OS for handsets (i.e., mobile phones) has now rapidly
spread to different devices. There are small tablet computers like
Archos' Internet tablets and Enso's zenPad, e-book readers like
Barnes & Noble's nook and Spring Designs Alex, and even a
netbook - Acer's Aspire One D250 (actually dual boots with Windows
"Of course, it's mainly used on smartphones; dozens of them and
by different Manufacturers (HTC, Samsung, Motorola, and Acer, to
name a few). And there's more coming."