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Google cracks down on Android fragmentation

Apr 04, 2011, 21:01 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jennifer Scott)

"Companies who faced the stern talking to from Google included LG, Toshiba and Samsung. Even internet rival Facebook has been told to check with Rubin for any customisation of its software before it launches an Android device.

"But they aren't happy about it. A source described as being "familiar with the matter" told Business Week some firms have even complained to the Justice Department about the newly imposed rules.

"Android has been growing in popularity since its launch back in 2008 but, as each update has come along, it has taken longer for all the devices to catch up."

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