Can Froyo 2.2 Save Linux-Based Android From Fragmentation?
May 17, 2010, 18:33 (2 Talkback[s])
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"As Google prepares to kick off its annual Google I/O developer
conference Wednesday, the wireless industry -- including many open
source mobile app developers -- are anticipating the Android 2.2
release, dubbed Froyo, not only because of its faster processing
features but also for its potential to mitigate the nascent OS's
"Handsets powered by Google's Android are becoming increasingly
popular, but the open source smartphone platform is facing a threat
that could cause it to self-destruct.
"The threat is fragmentation, because the Android operating
system exists in so many different versions. Applications written
for one version may not work on other versions and, to compound the
problem, handsets supplied with one version may not be upgradable
to other versions."
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