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

“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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