Originally Posted by Sylon
All this fragmentation talk, I can see where it is coming from. Just doesn't make sense to me, do people want a closed system like iOS? Do you want to be given only one or two choices? I like choices, don't like to be told what I want/like.
You don't need to have an OS implemented like iOS just because you have a fixed hardware set (less fragmentation). You can have Android just as it is, only implemented on a smaller hardware set with fewer considerations when programming.
If limiting the hardware set yielded significant improvements in stability across platforms (and didn't increase handset prices), then I'd be all for it. Is it perfectly fair? No. Does it solve a lot of stability problems for users, and allow developers to make products more efficiently? Absolutely.
But this is never going to happen.