would't jailbreaking cause Fragmention
Apple fans go on about how android causes fragmention and that everything looks diferent. Well when you jailbreak, are you essentially doing that very thing? Making the phone "yours"? Same could be said for the OS. 4.1 or 4.2 what ever one is jailbreakable. Your not having the latest and greatest.
I'm not starting a argument., I'm just wondering.
- 03-03-2011, 02:23 PM #2
- 03-03-2011, 02:28 PM #3
- 03-03-2011, 02:28 PM #4
That is fragmentation, not the customization of how the interface looks ( which is what a lot of jailbreakers do ).
It's not "Android" that causes fragmentation, but Googles approach at entering the phone market. Had they entered the phone market with their own device running their own software ( like Apple ), we wouldn't really have the fragmentation issue. Instead, Google decided to make the software then leave it in the hands of manufacturers to create whatever hardware they wanted, and as you can see by the amount of Android devices out there, there's a vast array of hardware specs.
- 03-03-2011, 05:47 PM #6
When I think of fragmentation, it's more about how different companies skin Android with their own UI. You can say that jailbreakers do the same thing, but the difference is that, out of the box, an iPhone is an iPhone is an iPhone, with obvious allowances for front camera, etc. Whereas an Android device might be a whole new user experience from phone to phone.
So in short, fragmentation refers to multiple interfaces forced upon, and not chosen by, the consumer.
- 03-03-2011, 06:00 PM #7
- 03-04-2011, 06:06 AM #8
Fragmentation is out of the box. A user can't cause fragmentation.
There are 4 (more?) hardware manufacturers producing Android devices. They all use different specs for the hardware, and each has access to the core os so that it will run slightly differently on each device. (As opposed to iOS which has one hardware standard and one version of the os.)
The fragmentation resulting causes problems for developers, who never know whether an app will need to run on a 3" screen, a 4" screen, etc., or version 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, etc. of the os, depending on what the carrier is allowing the user to install.
- 03-04-2011, 09:12 AM #9