Nice list from Adrian Kinglsey-Hughes on the massive problems facing Google’s Android project.
Things might seem rosy in the Android camp. After all, it commands some three quarters of the global shipment market share, and Google is seeing some 1.5 million new devices activated daily.
All seems good, right? Maybe not.
Scratch beneath the surface a little and you start realizing that there are some huge challenges facing the platform, and if left unchecked will weaken the operating system’s grip down the line.
So, what are these problems?
Heavy reliance on Samsung to do the hard part of selling devices
- Fragmentation – too many old versions of Android in the wild
- Forked Android – about half the Android ecosystem
- Enterprise Lost – no traction with businesses
- Users – customers don’t want to spend money