As every month Google has provided statistics presenting the market share of each version of Android. Again, you can hear a lot of complaints about fragmentation, but are they right?

First, let's focus on dry data. According to the latest report, Google dominant version of smartphones with Android is, of course, KitKat, which scoops for themselves 38.9% share (0.3 percentage points less than in the previous report). Behind him, it ranks Jelly Bean, which in all its forms scoops for themselves 30.2% of the pie, or roughly one-third of the market. The last place on the podium is obviously Lollipop, under whose control the running 23.5% of all Android devices, an increase of 2.5 percentage points. As you can see the most recent compilation of green job a year after its debut, she has established itself ,, only '' on almost every fourth smartphone or tablet. To receive this result?

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It is generally believed that the fragmentation is one of the biggest disadvantages of the Android operating system. There's a lot of truth, of course, but hardly anyone wants to see the reason for this whole situation. In no way helps to assess this problem through the prism of comparison, support for devices with Android to iOS and Windows Phone, because in no way can all of these systems fairly compare. Firstly, the number of models working under each of them is not comparable and that practically in any way. Android devices is more, because it produces a large range of various manufacturers, from reputable companies the likes of Sony and Motorola, the Chinese company-bushes. In the case of iOS and Windows Phone devices is responsible for the production of the artist himself operating system (pact that really Windows Phone = Lumia and it probably will not change for a long time), which leads to better control their handsets. Truth be told, Apple has really easily, because it presents only a few units per year and long support for them is a huge challenge. So it can better compare iPhones to Nexus? Sorry, but in this situation it is also not as easy as it might seem. The fact is that iPhones are supported for more than Nexus (at least so far so). But if to take into account only those devices, which are receiving a majority of the new features we have to offer various compilations of these systems, then the period of support is balanced, as in older iPhones is changing mainly digit in the name of the system. And is it really so much they contribute? Android is also more open than other systems. This allows each manufacturer may, at its whim ,, '' to interfere in the green robot, introducing their own cap system, causing delays in updates, but in many cases their smartphones gives uniqueness. The openness of Android also lets you upload your own software for operators, causing further delays, because the majority of the new devices are sold to customers primarily through them. As you can see Google has a lot of logs under your feet, making it difficult to control their own child.

How many systems, so differences

I'm so sure that if iOS or Windows Phone were in a situation of Android, an asset long and wide renovation would go into oblivion. Of course I do not want anyone tell you that the problem is not, because he actually is. In an ideal world, each of us before putting a new plant would choose if he prefers the version of Android with the overlay or not, with all its consequences. But the world is not perfect, but the reality forces us to choose between one of the many faces of Android. Each of them is unique, each of them brings something to each other (positive or not), and each of them offers something different. And it also depends on us which one you choose for yourself. Do a choice really that bad?