[news] Android OS Market Share

15 04 2010

It seems that the current Android OS are spread to 3 major versions, which are the Android 1.5 aka Cupcake, Android  1.6 Donut and Android 2.1 Eclair. This will pose to be a problem for Android handset maker and apps developer as each OS version’s feature differ quite a bit from the other, and not all handset can support the latest and greatest OS. While for apps developer, it’s difficult to develop an app that can work on all OS version, which is why my vote of confidence for better developer environment still goes to Apple.

Moreover, there are some handset, such as the HTC Hero which was promised an OS upgrade to Eclair in April a few months back, and there is not even a smell of the update recently. I believe once such upgrade happens for HTC Hero, Motorola Droid…. etc, Eclair will have a larger market share. This will be much appreciate for those Android owners, as Eclair is much more feature pack and can support a few new and cool apps from Google.

I hope that the teething issues of Android will start to disappear, because deep down inside, I am an Android supporter. That’s my take.

p.s. now to continue to ‘upgrade’ my HTC Touch to run Android 😀

[ Wired ]




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