Android and Apple fans can argue endlessly about who stole what and which phones are better, but there is at least one area where Android has consistently failed to keep up with its biggest rival: fragmentation. For years, we've been writing about Google's failure to roll out the latest versions of its operating system to vendors in a timely fashion, but despite promises to the contrary, Google has failed to make any significant progress to date.
You don't have to dig very deep to confirm this fact either, as the Android Developers Dashboard is regularly updated with a breakdown of platform version distribution. But this week, programmer Dan Luu discovered a worrisome trend after combing through some data: Uptake of new versions of Android appears to be slowing down.
Trending right now:
- Amazon’s Black Friday 2017 deals were just announced: Everything you need to know
- Apple is working on laser-based 3D sensors for its iPhone X successors
- This might be our first look at Samsung’s new Galaxy S9 design
ANDROID FRAGMENTATION REACHES A BREAKING POINT: 1 BILLION ANDROID DEVICES ARE OUTDATED originally appeared on BGR.com on Tue, 14 Nov 2017 at 14:26:31 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.