Sunday, February 26, 2012

About Android fragmentation

I read a great post by Chris Suave. I have different thought on his conclusion about ICS. Here is why.
1. Galaxy S2 is sold more than 20 million to date and Samsung will upgrade SII to ICS and leave GS.
So, all the S2 devices will be upgraded to ICS
2) HTC has same take -- will upgrade most of the HTC released on 2011 phones
3) Motorola will upgrade Droid Razr, Maxx etc  and Sony and LG is saying so.

So effectively 3rd quarter of 2012 will see ICS going to over take Gingerbread.  The trend is that once vendor started porting their skin to ICS and rolling out to existing devices and new devices which is seen in MWC2012 ( except Sony) ICS is major platform. So 90% of the all the devices sold in 3rd quarter is going to be running ICS. But unfortunately Google is talking at that time about Android 5 or 4.x.