Android Fragmentation

App developers and users have complained about the fragmentation of the Android market for a long time. This wonderful graphic and accompanying post clearly illustrates the extent of this problem and shows why many Android users are stuck with older versions of the OS.

 

 

Read more at the understatement: Android Orphans: Visualizing a Sad History of Support.

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3 thoughts on “Android Fragmentation

  1. I couldn’t make much sense of the data except that all iPhones are running the latest updates and almost all androids have almost always lagged.

    Maybe the choice of the x axis metric could have been better.

    • Yep – it is a little confusing as the x axis is relative time from day of release of the phone, rather than the actual year. However, it must have taken a lot of effort to collate all this data and present it graphically!

  2. Pingback: Android Fragmentation a Myth or Reality | Smartphone Market Share

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