“In this report we examine the extent of Android fragmentation and analyse its impact on both users and developers,” OpenSignal reports.

“Android devices come in all shapes and sizes, with vastly different performance levels and screen sizes. Furthermore, there are many different versions of Android that are concurrently active at any one time, adding another level of fragmentation,” OpenSignal reports. “What this means is that developing apps that work across the whole range of Android devices can be extremely challenging and time-consuming.”

OpenSignal reports, “This is the best way of visualizing the sheer number of different Android devices that have downloaded the OpenSignal app in the past few months. From a developer’s perspective, comparing fragmentation from this year to the previous year, we see that it has tripled, with even more obscure devices from around the world downloading the app.”


Source: OpenSignal – July 2013

Much more in the full article here.

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