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

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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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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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when you think most users only use a small portion of their phones features, it really does not matter.

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.
 
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Oreo's adoption rate after 3 months... wow... .9%. That's a POINT 9%, not an extra period from my dot dot dot. :D
This might be one of the worst ever. This is sad really. I thought this was going to get better Goog? Yea, I know most people don't care. I usually don't either. But, I am actually looking forward to Oreo for unread badges. I can't believe it took Google this long to add this feature.
Looks like I'll be waiting a while(dot dot dot)

Even new phones are no longer guaranteed to have the latest version of Android
 

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that article headline is old news. its been years since a lot of new phones had the latest update - especially if its samsung.
 

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Is the problem with manufacturers or Google? I'm not sure why the two new phones mentioned wouldn't have Oreo? Strict testing....I get that. But it's been out a few months, so you could have had plenty of time to test Oreo.

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Difference between Oreo, nougat and marshmallow is so insignificant that most people don't care.
 

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Our Samsung still doesn’t have Oreo.


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