But with about 50% adoption rate for the latest mainstream release, Android 2.1 is showing a couple of things.
- Android users pay attention. Pay a lot of attention.
- There are still a lot of carriers and device makers who don't get it. Fragmentation is still a big issue whether Google admits it or not.
But of late, I've noticed the pace has picked up by Google's partners in trying to get the latest OS update out. I'm sure Google is twisting a lot of arms what with Apple is doing and possibly like Microsoft gearing up Windows Mobile 7.
And the 50% adoption rate of Android 2.1 does mean that Android users need to be proactive in pressuring wireless providers and developers to work harder with Google to push out the latest features.
We know that Android 2.2 is the latest version. I hope by this fall, most Android devices will ship with 2.2 and if not, 2.2 updates needs to be pushed out once testing is done. There really is no excuse for anyone to see 1.5 or 1.6 on the market anymore.
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