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86% of Developers Unhappy with Android Fragmentation

Authored by: Steven Blum — Apr 5, 2011

Results from a poll of 250 developers by Baird Researchshows shows developers think Android is a mess.

The study reveals that a whopping 86% of developers think Android fragmentation is a problem. While only 24% of devs described fragmentation as a 'huge problem,' that doesn't change the fact that a vast majority think changes must be made.

Other details:

Devs would prefer a uinified app store like Apple's.
Devs think that developing apps for iOS pays better.
The percentage of devs who think Android fragmentation is a problem has actually increased over the past few months.

Strangely, the news comes just as Google is beginning to crack down on fragmentation, long a problem in Androidland. Google wants to control the changes that manufacturers are allowed to make to Android, and the company is said to also want to be more selective about hardware.

I don't think these results are too surprising for those who've been following this story, but hopefully they will light a fire under Google's ass. 


Source: Fortune

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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