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Up until now, Google hasn’t really said if one processor was particularly better suited for its mobile OS than another, but that could be changing with Android 3.0 Honeycomb. There’s word that Google is showing preference for NVIDIA Tegra 2, using it as the reference platform for Android 3.0 moving forward.
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Maybe this will mean less fragmentation?
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Wow, that place is slow. That was announced around a month ago Not sure if it was ever posted here though.

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Maybe this will mean less fragmentation?
Doesn't mean other places won't use their own processor. Just like when snapdragon was the official SoC supported by google.
    
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Maybe this will mean less fragmentation?
I always read your posts in your avatar's voice.

OT: Probably not.
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Doesn't mean other places won't use their own processor. Just like when snapdragon was the official SoC supported by google.
True, but the result of that? A lot of the "high end" Android phones use Snapdragon.
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Maybe this will mean less fragmentation?
Android isn't fragmented though.


Apps that run on Hummingbird run just as well on Snapdragon and OMAP phones. Throwing Tegra 2 in won't change anything.
    
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Android isn't fragmented though.


Apps that run on Hummingbird run just as well on Snapdragon and OMAP phones. Throwing Tegra 2 in won't change anything.
Says you. Rovio was b$$$$$ing about how fragmented it is per se a cheap feature phone running Android can't run a lot of apps full on and there are no restrictions on the market and no way for developers to meet all these different phones limitations.
     
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Says you. Rovio was b$$$$$ing about how fragmented it is per se a cheap feature phone running Android can't run a lot of apps full on and there are no restrictions on the market and no way for developers to meet all these different phones limitations.


Way to take that out of context. You don't work for Engadget do you?


Rovio was simply commenting that they were releasing a lite version for the 2 year old 1st gen Android phones running older roms, instead of pulling an Apple and just abandoning their old devices.

The biggest problem was the massive performance gains going from 1.6->2.1 and 2.1->2.2, which by the way HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH HARDWARE.


Every Android phone running 2.2 (even the G1), and a good number of them running 2.1 will run pretty much any app in the marketplace without issue.
    
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Says you. Rovio was b$$$$$ing about how fragmented it is per se a cheap feature phone running Android can't run a lot of apps full on and there are no restrictions on the market and no way for developers to meet all these different phones limitations.
It's fragmented because of the wide variance of fast and slow Android phones, not because there are different CPUs.

If all the Android phones uses a fast Snapdragon, Hummingbird or Tegra 2, there would be no "fragmentation"
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Way to take that out of context. You don't work for Engadget do you?


Rovio was simply commenting that they were releasing a lite version for the 2 year old 1st gen Android phones running older roms, instead of pulling an Apple and just abandoning their old devices.

The biggest problem was the massive performance gains going from 1.6->2.1 and 2.1->2.2, which by the way HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH HARDWARE.


Every Android phone running 2.2 (even the G1), and a good number of them running 2.1 will run pretty much any app in the marketplace without issue.
What this goes to mean ... -drum roll please- is a standardization of the market. Just like the HTC hero didn't get 2.2 and loads of others, they put hardware limits on who gets what upgrade. This is why we have variance, suppliers like Motorola make it so. This is why devs have a headache working with all the different types of android there is. Once they standardize tegra 2 for tablets then we will know which tablet gets what upgrade and devs can account for that. Not sure why it's the case but it is what it is, so no rockchip tablet or Cortex A9 won't just jump in the mix. I never said one word about CPU or hardware, don't go on to insult then dick. That cheap feature phone probably is running donut. Hey my Streak runs 1.6 just fine. Some apps aren't compatible is all.

Back to your orginal post, like uou said any phone can run an app, but they aren't compatible with every phones OS version, thus fragmentation occurs. If they made it one CPU, standard OS, problem solved. Like windows 7 phones does, they put limits on the minimum bar is.
     
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