Apple CEO Tim Cook announced this morning that two thirds of iPhones are running iOS 7 already. At least I think he did.
The fragmentation charts of Android and iOS show just how different support for the two operating systems still is.
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There has been a lot of hand wringing in the developer community about fragmentation on Android. Device makers are delivering dozens of unique units with their own screen size and resolution, and Google hasn’t had any way to ensure that phones running Android stay up to date on the latest release of the operating system.
HTC UK on Tuesday announced on its Facebook page that the popular HTC Desire smartphone would not get an update to the latest version of Android because there isn’t enough RAM on the device to run both Android 2.3 (aka Gingerbread) and HTC Sense, the skin HTC has on all its smartphones. Hundreds of users on Facebook have complained about HTC’s inability to issue the update.
How open is open? Google is reportedly tightening access to its open source Android mobile operating system and restricting the sort of tweaks manufacturers can make to the OS, multiple executives tell Businessweek.
Smartphones are supposed to be easy to develop apps for. But as new versions of mobile operating systems proliferate, fragmentation is wrecking that hope.
Moblyng, a developer of games using HTML5 for mobile devices, is looking to raise about $10.9 million and has raised about $7.5 million of that so far, according to a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Location-based check-in service Foursquare saw a massive amount of success, both globally and in the United States, because it focused on multiple mobile platforms rather than a single one like Apple’s iPhone operating system or Google’s Android, according to Foursquare executive Holger Luedorf.
For Joe Morris, vice president of mobile content for game company Konami, the difference between having to port a game to 200 platforms and just a handful is more than enough reason to get excited over Intel launching its application-distribution platform, AppUp.