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The point everyone seems to be missing

by Zpike    Nov 7, 2013, 1:00 PM   edited Nov 7, 2013, 1:04 PM

Is that all OS's have fragmentation and that Android isn't really any worse than the rest of them. iOS has a similar level of fragmentation. Apple people just like to hide it in the charts. Windows is majorly fragmented with a significant number of users on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and various versions of Windows Server, not to mention the various patches, security updates, and Service Packs that exist for all of those. But you never hear anyone talking about it.

And then there's Linux(yes I realize Android is Linux), possibly the most fragmented OS - ever. And no one is complaining about it . In fact, fragmentation is the very thing that has made Linux both awesome and successful.

Heck the only significant OS I know of with very little fragmentation is OSX, and it's market share is like 7 or 8 percent. And most of that is driven by the existence of other iDevices like the iPad, iPod, and iPhone. Without that, OSX would be insignificant. So, that seems to be what the absence of fragmentation gets you - worse than 8% market share. That's laughable.

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