Are we the beginning of the end of fragmentation? (or at least an attempt)
I'm going to keep this one short:
Before Froyo, the different variants of the Nexus One ran different build versions (ERE27, EPE54B, etc.). But now with Froyo, the fragmentation that existed just within this one device has been eliminated with us all now rockin' FRF85B.
I, for one, was very surprised to see the same build released officially for both variations. And I know that there are others that were just as surprised. Pleasantly surprised though? Absolutely, at least for me.
Is this the start of Google's attempt at lessening the fragmentation? By starting with the one product in the Android arsenal that they have full control over?
Stay tuned Android fans. We'll find out over time!
- 06-30-2010, 08:11 AM #2
I'm brand new to the Android game with my Nexus and even I was pleasantly surprised to see the same build number.
However, I think Android as a platform will remain fragmented for a while. Just look at the recently announced Galaxy S. It's going to be called something different on all four carriers in the US. That, to me is preposterous. It was something I was definitely not a fan of with Windows Mobile and it has crossed over into Android.
Main reason I got a Nexus One is because it's Google's phone. Period. I pretty much disregard the rest of the Android phones out there and like to focus mainly on the N1 because to me, that's the standard that Google is basing things off of. Sure the EVO might have a front facing camera and a kickstand, and the Droid line has a better GPU. But I'm a sucker for singular vision and that's one thing that appeals to me about the iPhone and Palm webOS line. So to me, the Nexus One and the stock Android interface is the end all.