“The real beauty of open source software isn’t that it’s free;
it’s that it’s free to change. Developers can tinker with it, strip
it down or build it out, depending on their wants and needs.
In the case of Google’s Android, this increasingly means that we
don’t have one Android operating system. Instead, we have a family
of different Android forks and flavors. Even to call Android
‘fragmented’ assumes that it was or ought to be unified and
singular from the beginning. It makes more sense to start talking
about “Android-compatible” devices, rather than Android.