As Android Rises, App Makers Tumble Into Google’s ‘Matrix of Pain’


But there’s a big downside to this Android growth: Severe fragmentation in the Android market means that startups must tune and debug their apps against a whole range of official Android versions, carrier tweaks, internal smartphone hardware, and external screen dimensions. Pundits have warned about this for years, but now the problem has come home to roost.

That, and waiting six months for an OS update. Thanks, but no.


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