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Google cracks down on Android fragmentation

“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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