Google is pissed — or at least that's what it sounds like when you read Bloomberg's look into the company's relationship with smartphone manufacturers. According to the report, Google is aggressively addressing Android's biggest problem: fragmentation, or the fact that few of Android's 1.4 billion users are using the latest version of the operating system. While Apple's iOS enjoys healthy adoption rates whenever a new update for the software rolls out, it takes manufacturers a very long time to adopt Android's newest features — if they ever add them at all.
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You've probably read about Android market fragmentation and wondered just how big a deal it is. This visualisation spells out the problem quite clearly: there are almost 4000 unique Android devices out there running a single app available on Play. That, right there, is fragmentation.
According to reviewers who found that Intel SSD performance dropped significantly over time due to increased fragmentation, Intel said today that they haven't been able to replicate any of these results in their own labs. They claimed that the reviewer's usage was not reflective of "real-world" use. Whatever that means, they're denying the report.
PC Perspective's review of Intel's X25-M SSD, a custom-designed solid state drive, showed that the manufacturer's sector remapping actually lowered overall performance dramatically over time as the drive became irreparably fragmented.