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WebM Outs Gingerbread Release Date – Coming Q4 2010

WebM Outs Gingerbread Release Date – Coming Q4 2010

If you were hoping for a break in Android upgrade posts now that Froyos been announced, I’ve got bad news. During yesterdays web-centric keynote, Google announced the WebM project, and the folks over at Eurodroid noticed a tasty little bit of information on the FAQ page: a tentative release date for Gingerbread.

The FAQ in question states that WebM support in Android is expected in the Gingerbread release which is currently planned for Q4, 2010!

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Latest Android Fragmentation Numbers Are In - Android 1.5 Still Leading The Pack

Latest Android Fragmentation Numbers Are In - Android 1.5 Still Leading The Pack

Google has updated the two-week survey of Android devices connecting to the Android Market again, ending yesterday, May 3, 2010.

According to their graph, 99% of users are using platform versions 1.5, 1.6 or 2.1 with the final percentage being split among some very minor releases. More than one third of Android devices are still using a build of the Android OS which is several versions old - 1.5.

With the HTC Hero and Samsung Moment 2.1 updates rumored (for the 7th time) to go out this week, this will hopefully be the last time we see 1.5 ahead of the pack.

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Editorial: Why Google Could Not Avoid Android Fragmentation And What It Plans To Do About It

Editorial: Why Google Could Not Avoid Android Fragmentation And What It Plans To Do About It

Android Fragmentation

If you currently own an Android phone, chances are you are running one of the four major release versions: 1.5, 1.6, 2.0, or 2.1.

Each version has its own set of supported features and a separate SDK (software development kit) which makes developers' lives a living hell - they have to develop and test on 4 different major operating systems or face users' wrath in the cruel world of application reviews.

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