Android fragmentation has been a point of contention for many, many years. And the latest report from OpenSignal, the world’s largest source of crowdsourced coverage information, suggests that it’s only gotten worse over the last year.
Here’s a little factoid from WWDC that the Android Community is sure to hate: 80 per cent of iOS users are using iOS 5 (Apple’s latest and greatest). Look at that little slice of pie for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Ouch.
One of the most immediate (and valid) of the Android bonanza is its fragmentation problem. Too many versions! It’s confusing! So what could Google do to rein in the software panoply? Allow multiple versions of apps? Hmm.