Google Working On "Project Treble" In Hopes To End Fragmentation On Android!

If Android could be updated like Windows, we would not have this fragmentation issue. Imagine having device drivers be persistent with OS upgrades. What if Android provided basic drivers for all device module types, like the radio, display and touch drivers, sound and network; yes it won't be the best drivers, but at least it wouldn't hinder OS updates when they become available.

As much as I love Android, this issue has taken much too long to "fix". This is yet another reason why iOS is winning.
 
If Android could be updated like Windows, we would not have this fragmentation issue. Imagine having device drivers be persistent with OS upgrades. What if Android provided basic drivers for all device module types, like the radio, display and touch drivers, sound and network; yes it won't be the best drivers, but at least it wouldn't hinder OS updates when they become available.

As much as I love Android, this issue has taken much too long to "fix". This is yet another reason why iOS is winning.


windows has it's own fragmentation issue so I am not sure it is a good example, but like the android, it really does not cause a problem unless the storage space is getting extremely low. as far as drivers, that will always be an issue when there are updates, no matter the os.

the thing about ios is there are so few models that are updated it makes it easy. it is a controlled environment.
 
85% market share isn't "winning"?
With regards to fragmentation...sadly no.

No device should be left behind with OS updates if it can be supported!
Basic device drivers should be included in newer versions of the OS.
The OS should include newer versions of drivers for the most popular devices. :)
 
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I don't think Android fragmentation will ever end, ever. For all the reasons mentioned in this thread. There are just too many manufacturers, with too many variables to ever end this fragmentation. And that's OK in my opinion, Android is not Apple and not Microsoft and shouldn't try to be like them. Based on some of the comments here, I think Google should stop worrying about fragmentation and provide the ability within Android to deny OS Updates. That way the people that want them can update when it's available for their device. The people that don't ever want the new version of Android should have the ability to deny it with one click, and not have to swipe away a notification every few days, every reboot, etc.

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