A blistering report from IDC's Al Hilwa blames the fragmented nature of platforms, and their vendors hedging their bets, for the state of the open Web platform.
The fragmentation of the Android ecosystem not only challenges enterprises confronting BYOD and app developers creating apps that work across all Android devices, but also handset manufacturers trying to retain customers.
The number of distinct devices running Google's open-source Android mobile operating system has tripled over the past 12 months, according to a new report issued by crowdsourced carrier coverage mapping firm OpenSignal.
Rich Miner, co-founder of Android--the Silicon Valley mobile software startup that originated the open-source operating system of the same name--contends that discussion of Android platform fragmentation is disproportionate to the reality of the situation.
Apple is now tracking iOS platform fragmentation on its public developer site, mirroring--and possibly mocking--Google's Android Developer dashboard.
Google's Android engineering team said it is working diligently to ensure that mobile operating system updates are rolled out in a more efficient manner, reducing the fragmentation that has plagued the fast-growing platform since its inception.
FierceMobileContent takes a look at the key issues that are hounding the development of the mobile music market and the dynamics that could affect both existing players and new entrants in this new special report.
Apple Senior President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller opened fire on archrival Google's Android mobile operating system, proclaiming "Android is often given as a free replacement for a feature phone and the experience isn't as good as [Apple's] iPhone" in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.
A study by PricewaterhouseCoopers has found that 60 percent of wireless operators plan on decommissioning their legacy networks over the next five years.
Despite developer concerns over the state of Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) open-source Android mobile operating system, the platform is not as fragmented as many believe, according to mobile app analytics