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Jan 04, 2012, 21:01 (7 Talkback[s])
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"Just before the start of my holiday vacation, I went ahead and updated my old Froyo Android phone to the new Galaxy Nexus running Ice Cream Sandwich, promptly becoming a statistic in a new trend: buying new hardware to update software.

"This trend was identified most recently by Danny Sullivan over at Marketing Land, who makes a great argument that the fragmentation of Android is almost a moot point, given the rapid update cycle many consumers have with their mobile devices.

"(Sullivan goes on to masterfully argue that Android's fragmentation should still be cleaned up, because there are many examples where app developers are getting stymied because they don't have a clear target on the platform on which to develop.)"

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