Dan Rowinski explores the ramifications of fragmentation in Android app development. This and more in today's Daily Wrap.
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While fragmentation is probably seen as the most difficult impediment to developing Android apps, a new study notes that it might not be the huge problem that people expect. Most, nearly 96%, of devices in the Localytics network are running either Android version 2.3 Gingerbread or 2.2. Froyo. There are really 5 screen sizes, with the majority on 4-inch or 4.3-inch screens. Focusing on key areas should make app development less of a headache.
From the comments:
veggiedude - "Amazon's Kindle Fire is about to fragment it more than any time in its history."
DanRowinski - "I don't actually disagree with that. The open nature of Android allows many companies to create their owned silo version of it. Facebook, for instance."
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