Android’s Spread Could Become a Problem – BusinessWeek

As more handset makers adopt Android, there’s a danger of multiple versions of
the operating system. Software developers may have to build several iterations
of a single app

“In the past, developers who wanted to write for such systems as Java and mobile Linux had to create dozens of iterations of a single app if they wanted it adopted widely.”

“If carriers and handset makers try to make their Android products too unique, developers will have to tweak [splinter] their apps to work on these devices, and that would make application development for all Android gadgets more expensive and time-consuming.”

This would indeed be a bad hit for the promisin Android platform from a developer’s perspective…

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