Android fragmentation hasn't improved... it may be worse

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  1. PereDroid

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    I had Oreo when I was using my Pixel XL, but then I upgraded to the Note 8 and back to N. I do miss a few things from Oreo but I can wait.
     
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    Go on, Dark Lazer. Never having used One I'd like to know what you miss.

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    I'm sure that in the big picture, the only people that care about the fragmentation and which version of Android is running on a device are people like us here on the forums. The die-hards. And we represent a small percent of that market. Heck, I barely care about it anymore.

    The majority of the smartphone-using population is not going to care which version of Android they have on their phone. If they're anything like my girlfriend, they couldn't care less about updates...and probably actually despise getting them.
     
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    Couldn't have said it better.

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  7. me just sayin

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    when you think most users only use a small portion of their phones features, it really does not matter.
     
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    We always update our OS’s. Why? Because updates tend to eliminate earlier versions’ security gaps.


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    I've said it before, so just to bore everyone, I'll say it again.
    I've owned 3 smartphones since the beginning of 2012.
    Razr Max and Note 4 were both ruined by OS upgrades after owning for less than 6 months.
    I wish there was a way besides rooting, to prevent an OS upgrade from ruining my Note 8

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    And a lot of those features are now pushed in app updates.

    The OS updates, as far as I can tell, are mostly under-the-hood optimizations that just aren't super noticeable. Oooohhh, 10% longer battery life - only going to matter to a small number of users on the margins.